Yellow-streaked Lory- Chalcopsitta scintllata
Range: New Guinea
Size:31 cm ( 12in)
Weight: ♂ 180-245g (6-8oz)
♀: 180-145 g (6-8 oz)
Nest: Tree cavity
Incubation : 24 days
Social: Flocks up to 30
Sexual maturity:4-5 yrs
Longevity: Captivity: 19 years
The Yellow-streaked Lory is native New Guinea and a few surrounding islands. There are three subspecies which appear similar with the amount and width of streaking being the most observable difference.
Like other lories the yellow-streaked lory feeds on nectar. The tongue is adapted for this by having tufts of papillae on its tip to collect nectar and pollen. By feeding on different flowers the lory helps with pollination.
The population of yellow-streaked lory has not been quantified but is common throughout its range. The IUCN list the species as Least Concern and it is listed in Appendix II of CITES.
Although not listed on the USFW Endangered Species list it is protected under the WBCA and it is illegal to import into the United States.