Nonnatives - Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet - Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1986

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding.

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild.  This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Native to Australia.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1986   Not reported breeding  

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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