blue lorikeet (Vini peruviana)
English: A Blue Lorikeet (also known as the Tahiti Lorikieet, Tahitian Lory, Blue Lory, and the Indigo Lory) at Walsrode Bird Park, Germany.
Français : Lori bleu de Tahiti
Date 17 October 2008, 10:36:19
Source originally posted to Flickr as Vini peruviana
Author Pierre de Chabannes http://flickr.com/photos/25309399@N05 (also at http://www.photozoo.org)
The blue lorikeet (Vini peruviana) is a small lorikeet from French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. It is also known as the Tahiti lorikeet, violet lorikeet, Tahitian lory, blue lory, nunbird, and the indigo lory. It was formerly found on 23 islands around Tahiti, but now restricted to perhaps eight islands: Motu, Manuae, Tikehau, Rangiroa, Aratua, Kaukura, Apataki, Aitutaki, and possibly Harvey Island and Manihi.
Species: Vini peruviana (Müller, 1776)