Fairy Lorikeets

Fairy Lorikeets (Charmosyna pulchella)Photo Wanted

Lories and Lorikeets: Overview (Naming, Range and Description)


The Fairy Lorikeets (Charmosyna pulchella) are considered endangered (CITES II) in their natural habitats of Western New Guinea, Huon Peninsula and Southern Papua.

Breeding pairs usually produce 2 clutches a year and the eggs are incubated for about 25 days. These lorikeets average 18 cm / 7.2 inches in length.

 

Lories as Pets or in Aviculture:

Due to their endangered status, any suitable specimen that cannot be released back into their natural habitat (native range) should preferably be placed into a well-managed breeding program to ensure the continued survival of this species.

Taxonomy:

Family: Loriidae

Genus: Scientific: Charmosyna ... English: Honey Lorikeet ... Dutch: Honingpapegaaien ... German: Zierloris ... French: Loriquet de miele

Species: Scientific: Charmosyna pulchella pulchella aka Charmosyna pulchella bella ... English: Fairy Lorikeet ... Dutch: Zwartstuitlori, Fee Lori ... German: Goldstrichellori ... French: Loriquet à croupion bleu

Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: pulchella, rothschildi, bella

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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Sub-species:

Hartert's Fairy Lorikeets:

Distribution: Western New Guinea ... CITES II - Endangered Species

Family: Loriidae

Genus: Scientific: Charmosyna ... English: Honey Lorikeets ... Dutch: Honingpapegaaien ... German: Zierloris ... French: Loriquet de miele

Species: Scientific: Charmosyna pulchella rothschildi ... English: Hartert's Fairy Lorikeet ... Dutch: Harterts Fee Lori ... German: Harterts Goldstrichellori ... French: Loriquet de Rothschild


 

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