Status in the Wild / Distribution:
The Striated Lorikeet (Charmosyna multistriata aka Hypocharmosyna multistriata) - also known as Yellow-streaked Lorikeet - is endemic to Western New Guinea. This parrot is endangered in their natural habitat (CITES II).
These lorikeets average 18 cm / 7.2 inches in length. The average clutch consists of 2 eggs which are incubated for abouit 25 days.
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.
Genus: Scientific: Charmosyna ... English: Honey Lorikeet ... Dutch: Honingpapegaaien ... German: Zierloris ... French: Loriquet de miele
Species: Scientific: Charmosyna multistriata aka Hypocharmosyna multistriata ... English: Striated Lorikeet ... Dutch: Honinglori, Veelstrepen Lori ... German: Vielstrichellori ... French: Loriquet multistrié
Other Relevant Web Resources
- Photos of the Different Lory Species for Identification ... Listing of Species
- Distribution Maps of Lories and Lorikeets
- Lories and Lorikeets in Aviculture
- Feeding and Housing Your Lories and Lorikeets
- Diseases of Lories / Lorikeets and Health Care Program
- Special Challenges of Lories and Lorikeets: Training and Behavioral Guidance
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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