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Forsten’s Lorikeet

Trichoglossus forsteni

Range

  • Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

Habitat

  • Rainforest

Diet

  • Pollen
  • Nectar
  • Seeds
  • Berries
  • Fruits
  • Insects

Found on a single Indonesian island, this formerly abundant nectar-feeding parrot has undergone an alarming population decrease, attributed to trapping for the pet trade.

It is identifiable by its dark blueish head contrasted by a lime green nape and a deep scarlet or orange breast. Lorikeets typically nest high in unlined tree hollows and are believed to form life-long pairs.

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