Blue-eared Lory
Eos semilarvata

Lori de Seram


Is the more small of the gender Eos, with only 24 cm.. length and an approximate weight of 170 gr.

Lori distribution of Seram

The plumage of the Blue-eared Lory x(Psittacus erithacus) is bright red.

The upperparts of the cheeks and ear-coverts form a band blue violet.

The feathers of abdomen and under the tail are blue, the primaries are black and red color on the inside, the secondaries has black spots, the feathers largest of the shoulder are blue, the back is red-brown, the underparts bright red, their irises are reddish brown, the legs grey and orange red the bill.

The plumage of the youth usually appears paler and duller Red. The mask boils down to a simple pale blue dot under the eye and the mumps. The scapulars are brownish grey with light blue striped uniform. The feathers of abdomen are red with some blue touches. The irises reddish color.

The Blue-eared Lory EOS can be mistaken for other species of the genus, but in its area of distribution, only the Red Lory (Eos Bornea) shows similarity of characters. However, does not display a blue stain in the face or at the bottom of the abdomen.

  • Sound of the Blue-eared Lory.
[audio:HTTPS:// of Seram.mp3]


Frequently not only in primary forests, but also in the Highlands bordering the bare mountain peaks.

This bird usually lives above the 1.200 meters above sea level, area to which the Red Lory (Eos Bornea) fails. However, from time to time is reduced to 800 m, so sometimes they interfere in the same area two species.

The Blue-eared Lory they live alone, in pairs or small family groups.

They feed in the foreign branches of trees in flower.

They are noisy birds in flight, but they are relatively quiet and discrete When feed. When they move they tend to fly at low altitude.


There is not much information of their reproduction habits in the natural environment. However, It can be assumed that the Red Lory It takes a form of very similar to that of other nesting Loris. These are cave-dwelling, namely, you install their nests in tree cavities.

The season of spawning It estimated that the months of September to March.
Usually, they lay two eggs per clutch and its incubation lasts a few 26 days.

Young people are often taken up to 10 weeks before you fly.


They feed mainly on nectar in the trees in flower in lower altitudes and Heath (Heather, gorse, broom) at higher altitudes.


The Blue-eared Lory is endemic of the Seram island in the Moluccas (Indonesia).


– Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

– The population trend: Decreasing

The world population It has not been quantified, but the species is estimated that it can range from common to abundant at the local level (pit et to the. 1997). However, justified the population trend, It is suspected to be in decline due to unsustainable levels of exploitation.
Fork of population lies between 5,000 and 50,000 birds released.

Probably the Blue-eared Lory It will always remain a rare specimen in the world of birds.

In March of 1995 the Government of Indonesia stopped the export of these birds.

It has become especially intense hunting for local trade. Fortunately, There is no reason to keep to the Blue-eared Lory as a pet for the indigenous population part.

Lori Seram in captivity:

Since its population is decreasing, any specimen that can not be returned to their natural habitat (natural range) It should be placed preferably in a breeding program well managed to ensure the survival of the species.

Alternative names:

Blue-eared Lory, Ceram Lory, Blue eared Lory, Seram Lory (English).
Lori masqué, Lori à oreilles bleues (French).
Halbmaskenlori (German).
Loris Semilarvata (Portuguese).
Lori de Orejas Azul, Lori de Seram (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Eos
Scientific name: Eos semilarvata
Citation: Bonaparte, 1850
Protonimo: Eos semilarvata

Blue-eared Lory images:


Blue-eared Lory – (Eos semilarvata)




– Blue-eared Lory in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany by Quartl – Wikimedia
– Blue-eared Lory (Eos semilarvata) at the San Diego Zoo by Leon Mitchell – Wikipedia

Sounds: Mark Todd (Xeno-canto)

Red Lory
Eos bornea

Red Lory


31 cm.. length and an approximate weight of 170 gr.

The head and the neck of the Red Lory (Eos bornea) are entirely of a deep red color.

In the adult the primary feathers are black with a large red mirror. The feathers tertiary and the coverts are of color blue. The joint of the feathers of the helmsman they are reddish-brown. The irises they are red, legs grayscale and the bill dark orange.

The immature they tend to be more off than their parents coloring. They show the feathers tertiary grey, lightly stained blue. The ear-coverts Sometimes it tinges of blue. Times, the area of the vent and the thighs it infiltrates with small stains blue. The feathers of the abdomen often carry some edges blue dark. They have the irises brown.

Not exists no sexual dimorphism visible although the males tend to be more corpulent that the females.

  • Sound of the Red Lory.
[audio:HTTPS:// Rojo.mp3]

Description 2 subspecies

  • Eos bornea bornea

    (Linnaeus, 1758) – Nominal.

  • Eos bornea cyanonotha

    (Vieillot, 1818) – The Red of his plumage is much more dark almost brown.


They are mostly primary forests, in the wooded areas during regeneration, Forest Hills, coconut plantations, in abandoned gardens and mangroves.

They are mainly in coastal areas, What does not climb up to 900 m in the island of Ceram and up 1.800 m in the of Buru.

Throughout its area, the Red Lory are fairly common, However, some populations are more dispersed around the villages, since they are very cautious towards humans.


The Red Lory they live in pairs or in small groups, but sometimes you can observe large flocks of 50 individuals.

They are birds noisy and quite easy to observe, since often flying above the canopy attracted by the flowers red of the tree of coral (Erythrina).

They have a fast and direct flight and when moving, make your buzz due to its quick flapping.

In the Kai Islands, their movements are common: Every day, they cross the arm of sea that separates the different islands flying rapidly and at high altitude.

During the hours of rest at noon, the Red Lory they spend most of their time smoothing feathers in the shade of a tree. Probably, This practice is designed to strengthen marital ties. Parties that enjoy priority are the head and neck; as you can not reach these areas with its beak, you will always need your partner collaboration. The “patient” that is subject to this preferential treatment seems to express a deep sense of satisfaction.


The couples begin to look for the location of the nest between the months of August and September. It is located high in a big tree.
In mid-December some young leaving the nest have observed.

As in all loris, the nesting period is very long and hard of 7 a 9 weeks.

In captivity, the Red Lory puts 1 or 2 litters per year. Each spawning has usually 2 white eggs that are incubated for a period ranging from 24 a 26 days.


In their natural habitat, the Red Lory feed of nectar, pollen, fruits and insects of fashion casual.
Your food › seem to be them flowers of the trees of the species Eugenia and Erythrina.

All the Loris they have a language that is especially suited, with a brush tip made up of elongated papillae. This feature allows birds to collect pollen from flowers and compress in a way suitable for swallowing. They play an important role in the pollination of flowering plants and trees.


Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 57.900 km2

The Red Lory they have a very restricted distribution area. They live South of the Moluccan Islands, halfway between Sulawesi and the western end of New Guinea.

Distribution 2 subspecies:


• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Decreasing

This species has a very large range, and therefore not approaching the thresholds for Vulnerable According to the criterion of size range.

The population is suspected of being in decline due to unsustainable levels of exploitation.

The species has undergone intense trade from 1981, When it began trading in Appendix II. 99.834 specimens captured in the nature have been recorded in the international trade, Although none from 2000 (UNEP-WCMC trade database, January 2005 CITES).

Lori Red captive:

This lori is considered one of the most widespread within poultry. It's an interesting bird, robust and easy of play, ideal for a start in the world of the loris. It also has a very attractive red color; It playful and is easy for tame.

It is a great conversationalist. Some have entire sentences in their vocabulary. Unfortunately, his voice is sometimes very strong, with a high sharp squeal. The majority are docile, even at maturity. They can be prolific players and are fairly easy to find as hand reared pets.

The excess of protein in the diet can lead to gout, a type of arthritis that crystals are deposited in the joints. It may be a bit uncomfortable due to the liquid diet.

Alternative names:

Red Lory, Buru Red Lory (English).
Lori écarlate, Lori rouge (French).
Rotlori (German).
Lóris-vermelho (Portuguese).
Lori Rojo (Spanish).

Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Eos
Scientific name: Eos bornea
Citation: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Protonimo: Psittacus borneus

Red Lory images:


Red Lory (Eos bornea)




* A Red Lorry at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia by Navin – wikimdia
* Red Lory (Eos bornea) looking upwards by shahram sharif – Wikimedia
* Red Lory (Eos bornea) at Singapore Zoo by Joost Rooijmans – Wikimedia
* Red Lory – KL Bird Park – Malaysia by diego_cue – Panoramio
* Moluccan Red Lory – Parrots Australia

Sounds: BAS van Balen (Xeno-canto)

Red-and-blue Lory
Eos histrio

Eos histrio


31 cm.. length and a weight between 150 and 185 gr.


The two main colors of the Red-and-blue Lory (Eos histrio) they are the red and blue.

A wide line blue-purple is extends from them eyes through the ears and for the sides of the neck. A broad transverse band blue on the chest. The tail coverts they have blue pink. The feathers of the part superior of the tail are reddish purple.

The irises is red, the legs grey.

Both sexes are very similar.

In immature, the feathers of the head and the chest they have a dark blue edging. The blue of the crown extends up to the neck and below the eyes. Thighs are of color purple opaque. The irises Brown.

  • Sound of the Red-and-blue Lory.
[audio:HTTPS:// of Sangihe.mp3]

Description 3 subspecies

  • Eos histrio challengeri

    (Salvadori, 1891) – The band blue of the chest is of smaller size and mixed with red; the blue band of the eyes does not extend to the the mantle; smaller.

  • Eos histrio histrio

    (Statius Müller, 1776) – Nominal.

  • Eos histrio talautensis

    (Meyer,AB & Wiglesworth, 1894) – More black in the corbeteras wing and in the flight feather.


The Red-and-blue Lory they are common in primary forests, and on the hills of the hills. The feed, they made raids in coconut plantations along the coast and in the more open areas.

They make short trips daily. In the Talaud Islands You can see flying from island to island.

Initially, they lived in large flocks and were concentrated in large numbers in dormitories.

Today, in view of its decline, them find in pairs or in small groups. Large gatherings have become extremely rare or virtually non-existent.

In the Karakelong island were seen, However, on two occasions, more groups of 400 birds.

The Red-and-blue Lory they are birds noisy, which makes them quite easy to observe.


The species nests in holes in tall trees, most belonging to the class canarium family Burseraceae, and the breeding period main seems to be from May to June, Although it is suspected that nesting may include other months.

We find nests, both in the forests and cultivated areas. The spawning usually includes 2 eggs which are incubated for approximately 25 or 26 days. There is no any other information in the natural environment.


Although they also consume some insect larvae, the Red-and-blue Lory they are mostly vegetarian. They feed on coconut plantations, in the fig trees and trees of the genus canarium It produces edible nuts.


Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 1,000 km2

The Red-and-blue Lory is confined to the Talaud Islands (almost exclusively in Karakelang) front North of Sulawesi, Indonesia

Description 3 subspecies


• Current red list category of the UICN: Endangered.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

This species has a very small range (It is known only in some places), and it is declining due to habitat loss. It has been a downhill fast in the population, largely as a result of their capture for trade, and this is expected to increase in the future. Therefore, qualified as In danger.

Although it was previously abundant, the species has decreased and the population in KarakelongIt was estimated in 8,230-21,400 birds in 1999 (Riley 2003). The subspecies of the nominal of the Sangihe Islands, is likely that has been extinguished.

The invasion and the slash agricultural are driving the loss of forests, aggravated by the threat of illegal trade in the species, contribute to the acceleration in the decrease of the population.

In 1999, the investigation concluded that you the 1.000 and 2.000 birds were being captured in Karakelang each year, the 80% (illegally) for the markets of birds of the Philippines.

Ongoing conservation actions:

From 1995, the project “Action Sampiri” He has been working for the conservation of biodiversity in Sangihe and Talaud, in the implementation of awareness-raising programmes of field work and the conservation and development of ideas for the future use of the land.

Efforts have been made to promote the local support of the species at Talaud, their last bastion.

It has been reported that the poaching and the trade of this species have decreased drastically after the confiscation of assets by Ranger of the forest Department in 2005 (RT Prayudhi in litt., 2008).

The bird is part of the European Association of Zoos, the program Aquaria completo European Endangered [species] and Parrot Taxon Advisory Group (Wilkinson 2000), where is criando in captivity (Sweeney, 1998).

Lori of Sangihe in captivity:

It is currently very rare in captivity.

Due to its status in danger of extinction, any specimen that can not be returned to their natural habitat (natural range) It should be placed preferably in a breeding program well managed to ensure the survival of the species.

Alternative names:

Red-and-blue Lory, Blue-tailed Lory, Red & Blue Lory, Red and Blue Lory, Red-blue Lory (English).
Lori arlequin, Lori histrion (French).
Harlekinlori (German).
Lóris-arlequin (Portuguese).
Lori de las Sangihe, Lori Rojo y Azul (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Eos
Scientific name: Eos histrio
Citation: (Statius Müller, 1776)
Protonimo: A player parrot

Images of Red-and-blue Lory:


Red-and-blue Lory (Eos histrio)




1 – En Loro Parque (Spain, Tenerife) by Drägüs – Wikimedia
2 – Lori en Loro Parque, Tenerife, España by Drägüs – Wikimedia
3 – En ZooParc de Beauval, France by User:Edhral – Wikimedia
4 – Red-and-blue lory. two in a cage. by TJ Lin – Wikimedia
5 – A Red-and-blue lory in a zoo by jojo nicdao – Wikimedia
6 – The Red and Blue Lory (Eos histrio now Eos histrio histrio) and The Challenger Lory (EOS challengeri now Eos histrio challengeri) Chromolithograph. Plate VII from A monograph of the lories, or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae. By St. George Jackson St. Mivart (1827–1900). Artwork by John Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912). This was published by R. H. Porter (London) in 1896. By John Gerard Keulemans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Blue streaked Lory
Eos reticulata

Blue streaked Lory


Approximately 30 cm.. length and a weight between 140 and 170 gr.

Lori distribution of the Tanimbar

Like all species of the genus Eos, the Blue streaked Lory (Eos reticulata), shows a beautiful plumage mainly red. In adults, a great band blue-violet crosses the region of the eye and continues in patches that cover the ears, at the sides of the neck.

The under neck and the mantle they are covered with long, violet-blue stripes.
The back and tail they are more or less blue red striped.

The pens and large blankets have terminations in black. The primary is almost entirely black. The tail is brownish black above and below a red opaque.

The bottom of the wings they have the edge and dark tips. Thighs and flanks they are completely Red. The bill coral red. Iris orange-red. The legs are grey.

In youth , the feathers the lower parts are aligned blue-black variably. The shield It is covered with blue spots instead of stripes. The bill is brownish Orange. The irises Brown.

  • Sound of the Blue streaked Lory.
[audio:HTTPS:// of Tanimbar.mp3]


The Blue streaked Lory most live in the more wooded areas, including primary and secondary forests. They are also found in coconut plantations, of sago Palms, in the mangroves and the cultivated lands.

It seems that they show a certain attraction for the monsoon forests, relatively open and located in low-lying areas.

They live alone, in pairs or in small groups of up to ten or more individuals. These are rather shy and discreet, but their presence is often betrayed by the screams produced flocks in flight.

They have a direct flight, quite fast and composed of many flapping. Often feed on coconut blossom trees and the sago Palms.


There is little information of the natural environment. The Blue streaked Lory They typically make 2 or 3 eggs that colouring of 24 a 26 days. The chicks leave the nest after 7 a 8 weeks. However, even after feather, they return regularly to rest awhile. The youth they remain in the family throughout the summer and then join the dormitories where to continue your learning.


They have an exclusively vegetarian diet. They feed on fruits, seeds, buds and immature seeds. His tongue with a brush-shaped end is specialized to collect nectar and pollen.


Is located in Yamdena and Larat, Tanimbar Islands and island of Babar, Indonesia. Introduced in Kai Islands and island of Damar, where has possibly gone.


– Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened

– The population trend: Decreasing

Habitat loss continues apace in the South of Yamdena
The species is suspected that it is decreasing at a rate of slow to moderate, due to the combined forces of habitat loss and capture.
It is estimated a population of 220.000 ± 50.000 birds in Yamdena

About 3000 birds are traded on the international market of birds each year, fact that probably has not caused a decrease in its population. Habitat loss continues nevertheless, and this, combined with capture, probably if that will lead to more declines.

Conservation Actions Proposed:

– Regularly monitoring at certain sites throughout its range to determine population trends.
– Investigate the degree of capture and take appropriate measures, including the use of awareness-raising campaigns, to address these issues.
– Protection of the areas significant of forest right in all the Islands where is distributes the species.

The conservation status of the Eos reticulata

Lori of Tanimbar in captivity:

Lives of 15 a 30 years in the wild; and between 28 and 32 years in captivity.
Fairly common in the Decade of 1970. Nowadays it is not unusual to see them in captivity.

Alternative names:

Blue streaked Lory, Blue-streaked Lory (English).
Lori réticulé, Lori à raies bleues, Lori strié bleu (French).
Strichellori (German).
Lóris-de-crista-azul (Portuguese).
Lori de las Tanimbar, Lori Reticulado (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Eos reticulata
Citation: (Muller,S, 1841)
Protonimo: Psittacus reticulatus

Blue streaked Lory images:


Blue streaked Lory (Eos reticulata)

Avibase,, Oiseaux.NET
– Photos: Wikipedia – Uploaded by Benjamint444 , Jurong Bird Park, Singapore by chong kwang (Wikimedia), Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 2 by Michael Gwyther-Jones (Wikimedia), Photographed by Benjamint444 (Wikimedia), René Modery (Wikimedia)
– Sounds: Mike Catsis (Xeno-canto)

Violet-necked Lory
Eos squamata

Lori Escamoso


27 cm.. height and an approximate weight of 110 gr.

Along with the Red Lory (Eos Bornea) the Violet-necked Lory (Eos squamata) lori is the only genus Eos it does not have blue marks on the ear-coverts.

Its plumage It has a scarlet general appearance. The neck It is surrounded by a violet blue collar which is well developed in some individuals, but nearly absent in others. The area from the abdomen up to the subcaudales is dark purple. The scapulars They are opaque purple with black ends. The feathers of the greater coverts and flight feather They are red with black tips.
The bottom of the wings and of remiges from below they are red with black spots at the primary level. The tail is red-purple.

The irises is orange, the legs grey.

In the immature the feathers of the lower parts, they have broad blackish purple edges dull. The irises Brown.

  • Sound of the Violet-necked Lory.
[audio:HTTPS:// Escamoso.mp3]

Description 3 subspecies

  • Eos squamata squamata

    : (Boddaert, 1783) – Something smaller and feathers in the nominal species They are blue violet, in this subspecies are blackish blue.

  • Eos squamata riciniata

    : (Bechstein, 1811) – Smaller and band chest and neck is violet gray.

  • Eos squamata obiensis

    : (Rothschild, 1899) – It is somewhat smaller and with shoulders Black. Band neck It is variable and greyish violet. The area of the nape is red.


The Violet-necked Lory they are relatively common in the primeval forests or secondary forests that have large mature trees. Also found in the mountain forests and also, but with lower density in the coconut plantations bordering the coast, in the bushes during regeneration, in the abandoned gardens and mangroves.

Populations that inhabit small islands tend to stay near the coast.
On the larger islands, These birds can run in the forests of the mountains up to a height of 1.220 meters above the sea level.

The Violet-necked Lory they are particularly noisy and easily identifiable when they are in flocks, but they are a much more secretive behavior when in isolated pairs.

Usually they gather in large flocks when they find abundant food sources. This habit makes appearing more or less abundant in different regions. These flocks of birds are usually just above the tops of the trees.

Every day, they make short trips between the different islands. To do this they use a flight quick and direct, It consists of shallow wing beats. When they beat their wings produce a very audible hum.


There is almost no information on the reproduction in the wild. In captivity, the implementation is of 2 eggs that are incubated during 27 days. As with all loris, the reproductive cycle is particularly long and hard about 80 days.


Exclusively vegetarian. They feed on Sago Palm flowering and consume figs when they are still firm. Also eat nectar from big red flowers of Erythrina family Fabaceae.


Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 189.000 km2

The Violet-necked Lory They are endemic to the islands or archipelagos which are among New Guinea and Las Celebes.

They are mostly found in West Papua and of the Moluccan Islands.

Distribution 3 subspecies

  • Eos squamata squamata

    : (Boddaert, 1783) – Islands West Papua, namely Gébé, Waigeo, Batanta and Misool and islas Turtle (Indonesia)

  • Eos squamata riciniata

    : (Bechstein, 1811) – North of Moluccas, from Morotai a Bacan and Damar, also in islas Widi and Mayu islands in the sea of Moluccas (Indonesia).

  • Eos squamata obiensis

    : (Rothschild, 1899) – Only in the Obi Islands in the northern Moluccas.


• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The population size is very large, and therefore not approaching the threshold of Vulnerable under the criterion of population size.
The world population is estimated between 100,000 and 500,000 individuals.

Approximately 3.000 specimens are caught every year for the trade aviaries. The pressure on the species is estimated to be quite reasonable, but it is recommended, by many associations, the establishment of catch quotas for the year.

Lori Escamoso in captivity:

Are loving, curious, extroverts and show some unique behaviors. Some like to wrap yourself in a blanket to sleep. Sometimes, they can even be sleeping on your back. They can learn to mimic sounds and words.

They are capable of aggressive behavior if their territories and possessions is disregarded.

They are demanding in the requirements should be for their care, requiring much attention. Baths or showers daily should be part of your daily habit.

Alternative names:

Violet-necked Lory, Moluccan Red Lory, Violet necked Lory (English).
Lori écaillé, Lori à nuque violette, Lori de Wallace (French).
Kapuzenlori (German).
Lóris-de-colar-violeta (Portuguese).
Lori de Collar Violeta, Lori Escamosa, Lori Escamoso (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Eos squamata
Genus: Eos
Citation: (Boddaert, 1783)
Protonimo: Psittacus Squamatus

Violet-necked Lory images:


Violet-necked Lory (Eos squamata)

Avibase,, Oiseaux.NET
– Photos: SALIS- (Flickr), Bernard DUPONT (Flickr), Wikimedia,
– Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Black-winged Lory
Eos cyanogenia

Lori Alinegro


30 cm.. height and an approximate weight of 120 gr.

The Black-winged Lory (Eos cyanogenia) has a plumage predominantly red.

Adults have a blue patch surrounding the eyes, cover the tops of the ear and reaches the back of the neck.

Feathers covering the shoulder blade (scapular), small feathers that cover the outside (coverts) and bend of wing are black. The primary and high school they have a black bordered.

The the thighs and flanks they are sprinkled with black. The bottom of the wings shows a wide band Red. The feathers of the tail are black contrasted with red feathers.

The bill is red-orange. The irises they are red, legs grey.

The youth they are more muted than adults. They have blue-black ends in feathers of the head, neck and underparts. The the wing covers are black, with a green light opaque. The bill is of color brown orange, irises brown.

The Black-winged Lory It can be confused with almost all parrots of the genus Eos, but is the only one of this category that has the covered wing Black.

  • Sound of the Black-winged Lory.
[audio:HTTPS:// Alinegro.MP3]


The Black-winged Lory they are quite common and widespread in coastal areas, coconut plantations, the forested areas in the process of regeneration, in some large trees scattered in bushes Moors and local gardens.

In some small islands such as Supiori, they are also present in large numbers in the forests of the interior.

Residing in altitudes ranging from sea level to the 460 m.

They live in pairs or in small family groups. They are also often found in flocks of forty individuals or more.

Are noisy birds and easily observable. At the local level are very popular. In the Biak island, the natives capture them frequently as birds of company.

The Black-winged Lory they have a fly quick and direct. Often you can hear the hum of their wings when they fly over the villages. They are even more recognizable when they often fly at low altitude, well below the tops of the trees.


Little is known of their reproductive ecology, but it was observed the presence of a possible nesting site in a hole in a tall tree in the forest by a couple during the observations in 1982.

The incubation in harsh captivity around 26 days, and as in all loris, the nesting cycle is particularly long and hard between 75 and 89 days.


They have a regime that differs little from other parrots of the genus Eos. Feed in the trees in flower of nectar of Brugierto and pollen. The menu probably are complemented with fruit, berries of the mistletoe and sometimes insects.


Distribution Lori Alinegro

Being endemic to the islands of the Cenderawasih Bay in the part Indonesia of New Guinea.

They live in most of the Islands (Numfor, Biak, Manim, Pulau Num) but are absent from Yapen, the main island, where are replaced by the Dusky Lory (Pseudeos fuscata).


– Current IUCN Red list category: Vulnerable

– The population trend: Decreasing

The population is estimated at 2,500 a 9,999 mature individuals.

Logging and subsistence agriculture have driven the loss of forests within their range and the hunting pressure remains a threat. As a result, the species is suspected to be declining at a moderate pace.

Relatively a number large of birds have been trapped for the national and international trade.

Since December of 1989, the import of the Black-winged Lory It is strictly prohibited in the European Community.

Conservation Actions Proposed:

– Conduct surveys on all the Geelvink Islands to clarify its distribution and current population status.
– The investigation of its ecology and movements to facilitate the planning of their conservation.
– Investigate the species trade and design and implement appropriate controls.
– Estimating the rate of loss of forests within its range.
– Check the register in Supiori and to establish a breeding programme in captivity to support future efforts of re-introduction and supplementation.

Lori Black-winged captive:

This species is observed commonly referred to as pet in Biak (island located in the Cenderawasih Bay, near the North coast of Papua).

Due to its status in danger of extinction, any specimen that can not be returned to their natural habitat (natural range) It should be placed preferably in a breeding program well managed to ensure the survival of the species.

Alternative names:

Black winged Lory, Biak Red Lory, Black-winged Lory (English).
Lori à joues bleues (French).
Schwarzschulterlori (German).
Lóris-asa-negra (Portuguese).
Lori Alinegro, Lori de Alas Negras (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Eos cyanogenia
Citation: Bonaparte, 1850
Protonimo: Eos cyanogenia

Black-winged Lory images:


Black-winged Lory (Eos cyanogenia)

Avibase, Oiseaux.NET,
– Photos:, Sheri Hanna
– Sounds: Hans Matheve (Xeno-canto)

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