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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Loridae
Genus:Trichoglossus
Genus species:Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:24 cm
Identification:The scaly-breasted lorikeet is dark green with hints of blue on the crown and sides of the head. The throat, breast, neck, and mantle are yellow with a green edging. The underwing coverts and tail band are red.
Habitat:Coastal open forests
Diet:Herbivore: pollen nectar, fruit and seeds
Reproduction:The breeding season is from May to February. Two to three eggs are laid and the incubation period for this species is 24 days long.
The scaly-breasted lorikeet is often found in large flocks.
Behavior:The scaly-breasted lorikeet is very nomadic. Flocks are very conspicuous because of noise; and when disturbed, the flock flies off screeching loudly. Flocks leave roosting trees at 6.00 a.m. and return around 5.00 p.m.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The scaly-breasted lorikeet is known to have many color mutations including: olive, yellow, jade, cinnamon, and blue.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Scaly-breasted lorikeet
parrot-like bird
Trichoglossus
Lories
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata