Forsten's lori

In Lorikeet Landing at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The Forsten's, sunset, or scarlet-chested lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus forsteni) are usually seen in pairs or small family groups. They nest in high, unlined tree hollows. Courtship display consists of wing fluttering to reveal under-wing pattern. They swing upside down, perform head-bobbing, tail-fanning and bill-fencing


  • Where to see them: Sumbawa Island, Indonesia
  • Length: 10 in
  • Habitat: Rainforest and swamp forest
  • Diet: Pollen, nectar, flowers, fruit, and insects
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