Mount Apo Lorikeet

A Mt Apo Lorikeet in the Blackburn Pavilion at ZSL London Zoo.

What they look like: These brilliant colourful birds have mostly green plumage with splashes of yellow on their underwing and undertail coverts. Their orange bill is surrounded by bright orange feathers and dark purple ‘eye mask’.

Animal facts: 

  • Lorikeets have a special brush-like tip to their tongues for mopping up pollen and nectar.
  • They are usually found in flocks, moving noisily from one flowering tree to the next.

What they eat: Nectar and pollen

Habitat: Mountain forests

Where they live: Mindanao, Philippines

Threats: Forest destruction and the bird trade

Population
Decreasing
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittacidae
Conservation Status
Near Threatened