Yellow-billed or Musschenbroek's Lorikeets

 

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

A pair of Yellow-billed Lorikeets


 

The Yellow-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii) is endemic to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is locally a fairly common high-altitude species; however, due to habitat destruction their numbers are going down, and this species is, therefore, considered endangered in its natural habitat (CITES II).

Yellow-billed lorikeets

 

Yellow-billed LorikeetsLories 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: Neopsittacus ... English: Gua Lorikeet ... Dutch: Goealori ... German: Gualoris ... French: Loriquet de Gua

Species: Scientific: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii musschenbroekii ... English: Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Musschenbroek's Lorikeet ... Dutch: Musschenbroeks Lori ... German: Gualori, Musschenbroeks Lori ... French: Loriquet de Musschenbroek

Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: musschenbroekii, medius, major

 
 

Sub-species:

 

Southern Musschenbroek's Lorikeets:

Distribution: Mountains of South-eastern New Guinea to Southern Papua

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Neopsittacus ... English: Gua Lorikeet ... Dutch: Goealori ... German: Gualoris ... French: Loriquet de Gua

Species: Scientific: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii major ... English: Southern Musschenbroek's Lorikeet ... Dutch: Grote Musschenbroeks Lori ... German: Großer Gualori ... French: Loriquet de Neumann ... CITES II - Endangered Species

 

Western Musschenbroek's Lorikeets:

Distribution: Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Neopsittacus ... English: Gua Lorikeet ... Dutch: Goealori ... German: Gualoris ... French: Loriquet de Gua

Species: Scientific: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii medius ... English: Western Musschenbroek's Lorikeet ... Dutch: Middelste Musschenbroeks Lori ... German: Mittlerer Gualori ... French: Loriquet de Musschenbroek Stresemann ... CITES II - Endangered Species


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