Dusky Lorikeet

Dusky Lorikeet in the tropical house at Wingham Wildlife Park

Size

This bird has a fairly short tail bringing their full length to around 10 inches and only weighs 5 to 6.7 ounces.

Habitat and Distribution

This species lives in subtropical forests at elevations of under 2500m on the islands of New Guinea, Salawati and Yapen.

Age

The average lifespan of this species is around 28 years.

Diet

Lorys are fairly specialist feeders not only eating a mixture of fruits and seeds but also drinking a substantial amount of plant nectar.

Groups and Breeding

After breeding these birds lay 2 eggs which hatch out after around 25 days.