Listing of Bird Species (M - Z) Found in the Province of Maluku (Moluccas)


Maluku / Moluccas Map & Location


Photos of Birds found on the Maluku Islands.


Index of birds native to, or found on, the Maluku Islands - M - Z:

Maluku Island Birds / Page 1 (A - L)

Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis halmaheira)

Moluccan Cockatoos (Cacatua moluccensis), or Salmon-crested Cockatoo - Range: Seram (formerly Ceram), South Moluccas in eastern Indonesia

Moluccan Hanging-parrots (Loriculus amabilis) - Range: Moluccan islands of Halmahera and Batjan, in the northern Moluccas / Maluku Islands

Moluccan Megapode (Eulipoa wallacei) aka Wallace's Scrubfowl, Moluccan Scrubfowl or Painted Megapode - Range: Confined to hill and mountain forests Maluku Islands of Halmahera, Buru, Seram, Ambon, Ternate, Haruku and Bacan.

Müller's Parrots, Müller's Blue-backed Parrots (Tanygnathus sumatranus sumatranus) - Range: Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes), Togian and Sula Islands - part of the Maluku island group

Morotai Yellow-backed Lories (Lorius garrulus morotaianus) - Range: Morotai and Raou Islands (part of Maluku Islands)

Obi Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi obiensis) - Range: Obi Group in the central Mollucas

Obi Violet-necked Lories (Eos squamata obiensis) - Range: Island of Obi in the northern Moluccas / Maluku Islands)

Orange-fronted Hanging-parrots (Loriculus aurantiifrons) - Range: The island of Misool (Maluku Province) in western Papuan Islands

Palm Cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus aterrimus - Range: Aru Island, Misool and Western Papuan Island (Maluku Province)

Papuan Hornbill
(R. p. plicatus) - Range: South Moluccas (R. p. ruficollis) - Range: North Moluccas and West Papua, eastwards to the Southern Highlands and Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea

Paradise Crows (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus) aka Silky Crow - Range: Maluku islands

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida): Range: Found in the south of the island but also occur at a few sites in the north and on the Aru Islands in the province of Maluku

Pleasing Lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis placentis) - Range: Seram, Pandjang, Ambelau; Kai and Aru Islands (Maluku Province)

Philippine Green Parrots (Tanygnathus lucionensis lucionensis)

Purple-naped Lories (Lorius domicella aka Domicella domicellus / Lorius tibialis) - Range: Found on the islands of Seram (formerly Ceram) and Ambon (formerly Amboina), in the province of Maluku

Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) - Range: Kai Islands (also known as Kei Islands) in the south-eastern part of the Maluku Islands

Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi) - Range: Timor (province East Nusa Tenggara) and Wetar Islands (province Maluku) in the Lesser Sunda Islands

Red-flanked Lorikeets aka Pleasing Lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis placentis aka Hypocharmosyna placentis placentis) - Range: Pandjang, Seram, Ambon and Ambelau, Southern Moluccas

Red Lories (Eos bornea bornea aka Eos rubra bornea) - Range: Found on the islands of Ambon / Amboina, Saparua, Buru, Seram, Goram, Ceramlaut, Watubela and Kai Islands (also known as Kei Islands) - in the south-eastern part of the Maluku Islands

Red-sided Eclectus Parrots (Eclectus roratus polychloros aka Lorius roratus polychloros) - Range: Kai and Western Papuan Islands, New Guinea and offshore Islands,Trobiand Islands and D'Entrecasteaux, Louisiade Archipelagos

Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus regina) - Range: Maluku Islands

Rothschild's Red Lories (Eos bornea rothschildi aka Eos rubra rothschildi) - Range: Seram (formerly Ceram) in the province of Maluku

Sclater's Hanging Parrots (Loriculus amabilis sclateri) - Range: Sula Islands

Spangled Kookaburras (Dacelo tyro) - Range: Found only on the Aru Islands in the province of Maluku in eastern Indonesia)

Sulu Green Parrots (Tanygnathus lucionensis moro)

Sula Island King Parrots (Alisterus amboinensis sulaensis)

Sumba Island (Cornelia) Eclectus (E.r. cornelia)

Taliabu Masked-owls / Taliabu Owls (T. nigrobrunnea) - Range: Sula Islands, Maluku

Taliabu Racket-tailed Parrots (Prioniturus platurus sinerubris) - Range: formerly could be found in Taliabu in the Sula Islands, Indonesia - now extinct

Tanimbar Great-billed Parrots (Tanygnathus megalorhynchos subaffinis) - Range: Tanimbar Islands (Maluku province)

Tanimbar Island (Reideli) Eclectus (E. r. riedeli)

Tanimbar Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi timorlaoensis) - Range: Tanimbar Islands (Maluku province)

Tanimbar Starlings (Aplonis crassa)

Torresian Crows (Corvus orru latirostris) - Range: Tenimber and Barbar Islands (Maluku province)

Umbrella Cockatoos or White Cockatoos (Cacatua alba) - Range: endemic to the islands of Central and Northern Moluccas (aka Maluku Islands) - Bacan, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore and Kasiruta

Violet-necked Lories - Range: Northern Moluccas / Maluku

Wallace's Fig-Parrots (Psittaculirostris desmarestii blythii) - Range: Misool in Western Papuan Islands (Maluku province)

Wallace's Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus wallacii) - Range: Lowland forests of eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, southern Maluku

Wedge-tailed Lorikeets aka Iris Lorikeets (Psitteuteles iris) - Range: Forests and woodlands of Wetar island (Maluku Province) and western part of Timor in Lesser Sundas.

Wetar Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus flavotectus) - Range: Islands Wetar and Roma, near Timor

Wetar Red-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus jonquillaceus wetterensis) - Range: Wetar Island (Maluku Province)

Vosmaeri Eclectus Parrots (Roratus vosmaeri) - Range: Native to the islands in Northern and Central Moluccas

Yellow and Green Lorikeets (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) - Range: Sula Islands - a group of islands in the Malukus. Its three main islands are Mangole, Sanae and Taliabu.

Yellow-backed Lories (Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus) - Range: Batjan and Obi Islands (part of (Maluku Islands)

Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrots (Micropsitta keiensis keiensis) - Range: Kai and Aru Islands in the province of Maluku


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