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Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus (Scaly-breasted Lorikeet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The scaly-breasted lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus) is an Australian lorikeet found in woodland in eastern Australia. The common name aptly describes this bird, which has yellow breast feathers broadly edged with green that look like scales.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.15986
EDGE Score: 1.15053


Adult Weight [1]  86 grams
Birth Weight [2]  5.7 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  60 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  40 %
Forages - Understory [3]  40 %
Clutch Size [5]  2
Incubation [4]  25 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground display
Mating System [2]  Monogamy
Snout to Vent Length [1]  9 inches (23 cm)


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Girraween National Park II 28978 Queensland, Australia
Lamington National Park II 50970 Queensland, Australia
Maria National Park II 5735 New South Wales, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Sundown National Park II 30557 Queensland, Australia

Prey / Diet

Ficus melinocarpa[6]
Ficus rubiginosa (Port Jackson fig)[6]
Ficus virens[6]
Melaleuca quinquenervia (broad-leaved paperbark)[7]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Eomenopon denticulatum[8]
Psittaconirmus launceloti[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
7Food of some birds in eastern New South Wales: additions to Barker & Vestjens. Emu 93(3): 195–199
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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