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Species Guide

Yellow-streaked Lory

Chalcopsitta scintillata

The Yellow-streaked Lory, also known as the Streaked Lory or Yellowish-streaked Lory, is a vibrant species of parrot belonging to the family Psittaculidae. Its scientific name is Chalcopsitta scintillata, and it was first described by Temminck in 1835.

Identification Tips

This lory is characterized by its striking plumage, which includes a blend of vivid colors and distinctive yellow streaks that adorn its body. Observers should look for these key markings when identifying the species in the wild.


The Yellow-streaked Lory thrives in the lush environments of subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, as well as subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. These habitats provide the necessary resources for the lory's survival.


One can find the Yellow-streaked Lory in the Aru Islands and the southern regions of New Guinea. This distribution is quite specific, making the species a notable resident of these areas.


Within the species, there are three recognized subspecies:

  • Chalcopsitta scintillata scintillata (Temminck, 1835) - Nominate subspecies
  • Chalcopsitta scintillata chloroptera Salvadori, 1876
  • Chalcopsitta scintillata rubrifrons Gray, GR 1858 - Known as the Carmine-fronted Lory

Conservation status

The IUCN Red List has classified the Yellow-streaked Lory as Least Concern, indicating that, currently, there are no immediate threats to its population that would warrant a higher risk category.

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