loriidae

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tags: lories, Loriinae, Loriidae, ornithology, molecular biology, natural history museums A young pair of Meyer’s Lories (Lorikeets), Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri. Image: Iggino [larger view]. “Can you help us identify a mystery lory in our collection?” I was pleasantly surprised to find this email request from Donna Dittmann, Collections Manager and Museum Preparator for the Section…

tags: parrot, Lories, Lorikeet, Loriinae, Loriidae, Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, conservation, ornithology, South Pacific Islands Endangered Rimatara Island (Kuhl’s) lory, Vini kuhlii, peer down upon their fledgling chick in a nest hollow of an albizia tree, Falcataria moluccana, on the island of Atiu, in the Cook Islands. Image: Gerald McCormack [larger view]. Those…

tags: parrot, lories, lorikeet, loriinae, loriidae, Rimatara lorikeet, Kuhl’s lory, Vini kuhlii, conservation, ornithology, South Pacific Islands Back from the brink: The endangered Rimatara lorikeet or Kuhl’s lory, Vini kuhlii, has been successfully reintroduced to Ātiu. Image: Phil Bender. As I’ve mentioned a few times already, my life’s passion is the birds of the South…