Biak lorikeet

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Biak lorikeet
Trichoglossus haematodus rosenbergii -Nashville Zoo-6a-3c.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Trichoglossus
Species: T. rosenbergii
Binomial name
Trichoglossus rosenbergii
Schlegel, 1871

The Biak lorikeet (Trichoglossus rosenbergii), also known as Rosenberg's lorikeet, is a parrot in the family Psittaculidae. Formerly lumped in with Trichoglossus haematodus, it is endemic to the twin islands of Biak and Superiori in the Papua province of Indonesia.[2]

Habitat

As a newly separated species, specific information is a little scarce. It's assumed to be similar to other Trichoglossus parakeets in preferring lowland forest including secondary growth and plantations[3]

Threats

On Biak, forest is under heavy pressure from logging and subsistence farming. Trapping for trade does occur, but it's unclear how much that affects the species.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Trichoglossus rosenbergii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tricholglossus rosenbergii range map". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Trichoglossus rosenbergii". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 


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