Yellow-backed Chattering Lories (Lorius garrulous flavopalliatus) have a long, brush-like tongue which is ideal for reaching into flowers.  These birds tend to live as pairs.

Behaviour: They are a very expressive species, using a high range of vocals. They have also been known to be great mimics.


Their primary diet is nectar and pollen. They do also eat a variety of fruit and maize.


The Yellow-backed Chattering Lory is endemic, meaning they are only found in one country or geographical area. They are found in North Maluku in Indonesia, where they inhabit primary and montane forests, as they are a canopy species.

Fun Fact

The breeding season is generally from June to November, and the female will lay 2–4 eggs that are incubated for 26 days. They nest in tall trees, in holes from 20–25 metres up – and chicks stay with their parents for up to 3 months.


The average lifespan in captivity is up to 30 years.

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