loriinae

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tags: Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, ‘Ura, conservation, endangered species, Fiji, streaming video This informative video discusses the conservation of one of my research birds, the Rimatara (Kuhl’s) Lory, Vini kuhlii, known by the natives as the ‘Ura. Not only is this bird’s story interesting, but it also exemplifies the complications and challenges of…

tags: Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, ‘Ura, conservation, endangered species, Fiji, streaming video This informative video discusses the conservation of one of my research birds, the Rimatara (Kuhl’s) Lory, Vini kuhlii, known by the natives as the ‘Ura. Not only is this bird’s story interesting, but it also exemplifies the complications and challenges of…

tags: Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Vini kuhlii, ‘Ura, conservation, endangered species, Fiji, streaming video This informative video discusses the conservation of one of my research birds, the Rimatara (Kuhl’s) Lory, Vini kuhlii, known by the natives as the ‘Ura. Not only is this bird’s story interesting, but it also exemplifies the complications and challenges of…

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…