Vini kuhlii

tags: parrot, Lories, Lorikeet, Loriinae, Loriidae, Rimatara Lorikeet, Kuhl's Lory, Vini kuhlii, conservation, ornithology, South Pacific Islands Endangered Rimatara Island (Kuhl's) lory, Vini kuhlii, peer down upon their fledgling chick in a nest hollow of an albizia tree, Falcataria moluccana, on the island of Atiu, in the Cook Islands. Image: Gerald McCormack [larger view]. Those of you who have been following the story of the endangered Kura, or Rimatara Lory, Vini kuhlii, will be very excited to know that these rare birds are producing babies! Last year, 27 Rimatara lories, or Kura,…
tags: parrot, lories, lorikeet, loriinae, loriidae, Rimatara lorikeet, Kuhl's lory, Vini kuhlii, conservation, ornithology, South Pacific Islands Back from the brink: The endangered Rimatara lorikeet or Kuhl's lory, Vini kuhlii, has been successfully reintroduced to Ätiu. Image: Phil Bender. As I've mentioned a few times already, my life's passion is the birds of the South Pacific, particularly the Loriinae, which are parrots commonly known as the lories and lorikeets. I study them professionally and I have lived with them and bred them for most of my life. So it was exciting to me when I…