Trichoglossus weberi

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Trichoglossus weberi, Leaf Lorikeet,  Perkici Flores


The Leaf LTrichoglossus-weberi-01-400orikeet (Trichoglossus weberi), also known as the Flores Lorikeet or Weber’s Lorikeet, is a monotypic species of parrot that is endemic to the Indonesian island of Flores. It has often been considered a subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet, but following a review in 1997,  it is increasingly treated as a separate species. Unlike all other members of the Rainbow Lorikeet group, the Leaf Lorikeet has an overall green plumage, with only a paler lime green chest and collar. With a total length of approximately 23 cm, it is the smallest member of the Rainbow Lorikeet group.

It inhabits the edge of primary forest, secondary forest, woodland and plantations at altitudes up to 1400 m. It remains fairly common, but its relatively small distribution could give cause for future concern. It has not been rated by BirdLife International and IUCN.


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