5 Interesting Facts About Blue-Streaked Lories

Blue-Streaked Lory

Here is a pair of blue-streaked lories having a chat

Today I want to write about a parrot that has beautiful colouring, the blue-streaked lory.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These beautiful parrots grow up to 31 cm long.
  2. They use their long tongues to eat nectar from flowers.  They also eat seeds and fruit.  They can cause a lot of damage to crops, making them very unpopular with local farmers.
  3. At breeding time, they lay 2-3 eggs in a tree hollow.
  4. Like other species of lory, these guys live in groups.  They also live for a long time and can reach 30 years of age.
  5. Blue-streaked lories are found in forests on the Tanimbar Islands and Babar in Indonesia.  They are considered near threatened, mainly due to poaching for the pet trade and habitat loss.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about blue-streaked lories?

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