Chattering Lory
Lorius garrulus


Chattering Lory

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Description

30 cm.. length and a weight between 180 and 250 g..

The Chattering Lory (Lorius garrulus) has the head, the nape and the the mantle top of color Scarlet bright. Great stain yellow in the center of the the mantle surrounded above and below a light spread of green opaque; scapulars Scarlet, a little darker than the the mantle; rump and top of the tail, bright Scarlet.

Flight feathers green up; coverts a little more pale and with a vague diffusion in bronze. The great coverts a dark gray at their ends; the alula Blackish green with yellow spot in the bend of wing and along the edge of the Carpus.

Lori White ilustracion

The bottom of the flight feather of color black with band broadband of color tints in the Center, the coverts yellowish green. Underparts bright Scarlet; Green thighs. The feathers of the tail red, with the black end fade Green. The bill orange; irises Orange to yellowish brown; legs grisaceo-negro color.

Both sexes are equal.

Immature with the bill brown, and the irises dark brown.

Description and distribution of subspecies

  • Lorius garrulus garrulus

    (Linnaeus, 1758) – (Halmahera, the Widi Islands and Ternate) The nominal


  • Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus

    (Salvadori, 1877) – (Bacan and OBI) Large yellow patch in the the mantle with much less greenish broadcasting.


  • Lorius garrulus morotaianus

    (Bemmel, 1940) – (Morotai and Riau) Small yellow patch in the mantle of green-dyed.

  • Sound of the Chattering Lory
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Habitat:

Although White and Bruce they say that the species is common in the coastal lowlands with coconut palms, recent observations seem to point to forested areas of high land as their main habitat. It is unclear if the capture is responsible for the apparent absence of their previously preferred habitat. Seasonal movements or behavior nomads could also be factors in the absence of the coastal lowlands. The Chattering Lory they occur more often in mature primary and secondary forests, far from human settlements from the lowlands up to 1.300 m.

They are usually in pairs, and are noisy and visible in flight but, like many other parrots, It can be difficult to detect when quietly feeding in the canopy of the forest to.

Reproduction:

Little is known about the reproduction of the species in the wild. A couple was seen building a nest in June, other records include the observation of a baby feeding during October and November, and a couple occupying a nest high in a dead tree, also during October.

In captivity the implementation is two eggs and the abandonment of the nest of young to the 76 days.

Food:

The primary food of the Chattering Lory It is believed to be the nectar and pollen, with local reports of feeding on the flowers of coconut along the coast, Although fruits and corn are also included in your diet.

Distribution:

Endemic to the North of the Moluccan Islands, Indonesia, from Morotai, Riau, Halmahera, Ternate, Bacan, OBI and, possibly, Kasiruta and Obilatau. The Chattering Lory has also been released in Sangihe, to the North of Sulawesi.

Locally common, but around human settlements have apparently been reduced by means of traps. It is very popular in the trade because of its imitative abilities.

Conservation:


Vulnerable


• Current IUCN Red list category: Vulnerable.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

The main threat comes from the capture for the cage bird trade. This is the most popular bird exported from the East of Indonesia, largely due to his large imitative abilities. Thousands of copies were legally caught each year in your environment during the Decade of 1980 and principles of 1990, but the real value is probably much higher.

The legal trade was reduced at the end of the Decade of 1990 and ceased in 2003; However, the illegal trade continues: in 2007 about 2.800 birds were recorded as looted and in the 2008, 60 were recorded for trade in the markets of birds of Java.

Forests within its area of distribution are largely intact since the beginning of the Decade of 1990, but the exploitation by timber companies has become intensive. Important nesting trees are felled because of its large size, and logging roads greatly facilitating access for trappers, create the perfect combination to bring to the Chattering Lory as threatened species.

Ongoing conservation actions –> view in BirdLife

"Chattering Lory" in captivity:

It was formerly very common, now not so much.

Smart, playful and good imitators. The Chattering Lory, However, is very aggressive with other birds. Also messed up mainly due to their diet liquid.

Alternative names:

Chattering Lory (English).
Lori noira, Lori des Moluques, Lori noir (French).
Prachtlori, Gelbmantelllori (German).
Lóris-amor-amor (Portuguese).
Lori Gárrulo, Tricogloso Gárrulo (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Lorius garrulus
Genus: Lorius
Citation: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Protonimo: Psittacus garrulus

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“Chattering Lory” (Lorius garrulus)


Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
BirdLife

Photos:

1 – By Benjamint444 (Own work) [GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Birds-pet-wallpapers – link
3 – by Alexkant in Israel. Kiryat Motzkin – zoochat
4 – Photos Zoochat – link
5 – by Josep de el Hoyo – lynx
6 – riscosapenas – link

Sounds: Marc Thibault (Xeno-canto)

Yellow-bibbed Lory
Lorius chlorocercus

Yellow-bibbed Lory

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Description

28 cm.. length and an approximate weight of 200 g..

The Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus) is the only member of the genus Lorius It found in the Solomon Islands Orientales. In flight it has a robust construction, with a distinctive tail short.

It has a hood black running from the top of the bill up to the nape; the rest of the head is bright red with a prominent patch black, Crescent-shaped, on one side of neck. The upperparts They are red; Center of the the mantle, dark red. The wings green with yellow light bronze glow, in particular coverts and tertiary.

internals flight feather and greater coverts, black; bend of wing with a white spot and sometimes showing blue below wing-coverts; the coverts are blue, black tip, with a reddish pink broadband in the Central, on the undersides of the primaries. axillary blue purple.

The underparts They are red with a prominent yellow necklace; the thighs blue. Top, of the tail, red with green tips; lower tail, red with yellow opaque tip.

The bill It is orange with dark base to lower mandible; Orange the irises; legs dark gray.

The immature They have yellow band chest and marks on the sides and virtually absent bill is brown.

The Cap black, wings Green and underparts red with a band in the chest yellow, you are distinguished from other sympatric species of similar size as the Cardinal Lory and the Coconut Lorikeet.

Habitat:

Found in the canopy of the forest and secondary growth at all altitudes up to 1.000 m. In Guadalcanal It is more common in the hills in the lands most common in the forest of low fog and low. Other islands also occasionally observed around coconut plantations. Usually moves individually, in pairs or in groups of up to ten birds. Ecology generally little known but presumably typical of the genre.

Reproduction:

Little is known of its reproduction in the wild.

In captive, the setting is two eggs and incubation lasts and 25 days. The young remain in the nest during 8 - 10 weeks.

Food:

Its diet pollen compose, nectar, flowers and seeds.

Distribution:

Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 78.200 km2

Endemic of the Solomon Islands Eastern on Savo, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Suavanao, Uki, San Cristóbal and Rennell. Fairly common. World population 10.000 – 50, 000 specimens.

Conservation:


Status

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern.

• Population trend: Stable.

Least concern – in the news quite common in the natural and abundant across most of its range.

Many species of birds in the Solomon Islands are vulnerable simply because of their small natural ranges, and the felling of forests for agriculture is a constant threat.

"Yellow-bibbed Lory" in captivity:

Before the Decade of 1990, the Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus) it was almost unknown in the United States and poultry farming, even then, a handful of birds were imported from the Solomon Islands. In 1998, a consortium of captive breeding, call Solomon Island Parrot Consortium (SIPC), It was formed and received permission from the Government of the Solomon Islands and permissions of USFWS to import 30 pairs of each of the six species of parrots that are found in the Solomon Islands.

These 60 Yellow-bibbed Lory they were the first species imported under this permit. From these original 60 birds, now there are enough birds that are starting to appear as pets from time to time. They were first bred in United States in 1989, in the aviaries of Seattle by Jan van Oosteen, who is considered the force behind the obtaining of this group of 30 couples.

More information on –> birdchannel

Alternative names:

Yellow-bibbed Lory, Yellow bibbed Lory (English).
Lori à collier jaune (French).
Grünschwanzlori (German).
Lóris-de-colar-amarelo (Portuguese).
Lori Acollarado, Tricogloso de Collar (Spanish).

John Gould
John Gould

Scientific classification:


Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Lorius chlorocercus
Genus: Lorius
Citation: Gould, 1856
Protonimo: Lorius chlorocercus


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“Yellow-bibbed Lory” (Lorius chlorocercus)


Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
BirdLife

Photos:

1 – By Benjamint444 (Own work) [GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Birds-pet-wallpapers – link
3 – By Benjamint444 (Own work) [GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Young Yellow-bibbed lory feeding from spoon – kcbbs.gen.nz
5 – Singapore Jurong Bird Park – jaxstumpes

Sounds: Niels Krabbe (Xeno-canto)

White-naped Lory
Lorius albidinucha

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Description

The White-naped Lory (Lorius albidinucha) has a length of 26 cm.. and a weight between 152 and 164 g..

White-naped Lory

Similar to the Purple-bellied Lory with which sympatry between 500 and 750 meters in the South of New Ireland.

The White-naped Lory It has a distinctive patch white in nape. The underparts They are entirely red except yellow markings on the sides of chest. It lacks dark violet broadcast belly and of the undertail-coverts, If shown by the Purple-bellied Lory. Seen at close quarters, the cere Dark also separates this species from the Purple-bellied Lory, what does he have cere white.

Lori Nuquiblanco illustration

The White-naped Lory It is also less Beefy that the Purple-bellied Lory and has a whistle call which differs considerably with the distinctive snore nasal call of the Purple-bellied Lory.
Has the crown black, violet slightly marked by the white patch nape; rest of head bright red. The upperparts red. The wings They are green with a yellow band on the lower part and violet with white spots on the curvature. The upperparts They are red with yellow markings on the sides of the chest and blue marks on the the thighs. Tail red on the outside and yellow on the inside part. Bill orange with dark base in the upper mandible; cere black; irises yellow to reddish brown; legs greyish black.

Habitat:

Known only in the mountains to the South of New Ireland between 500 and 2.000 m, mainly on 1.000 m.
Usually found in pairs while feeding on fruits or wild flowers “Palm oil”. Been seen feeding on the same tree as the Purple-bellied Lory without harming it.

Reproduction:

No data reproduction in its natural habitat.

Food:

Feeds of fruit and flowers of the oil palm plantations.

Distribution:

Distinctive species, little known and restricted to the forests of the hills of New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea).

Conservation:


Status


• Current IUCN Red list category: Near-threatened.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

Fairly common at all limits within range of altitude. The world population probably it is lower to the 10.000 specimens.
No information on population trends; However, the species is suspected falling slowly, as a result of logging.

The conservation actions proposals:

• Effectively protect forests hill.
• Determine the tolerance of the exploited forests at different altitudes.
• Monitor key populations at sites.

"White-naped Lory" in captivity:

None known.

Alternative names:

White-naped Lory, White naped Lory (English).
Lori à nuque blanche (French).
Weißnackenlori (German).
Lorius albidinucha (Portuguese).
Lori Nuquiblanco, Tricogloso de Nuca Blanca (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
Scientific name: Lorius albidinucha
Citation: (Rothschild & Hartert, 1924)
Protonimo: Domicella albidinucha

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“White-naped Lory” (Lorius albidinucha)


Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
BirdLife

Photos:

1 – lorihaven.dk – link
2 – Illustration: HBW.com

Purple-naped Lory
Lorius domicella

Purple-naped Lory

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Lori damsel drawing

Description

The Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella) has a length of 28 cm.. and an approximate weight of 235 g..

The forecrown, crown and nape black, with variable stains purple in the part back from the top. The cheeks, lores and ear-coverts red. Upperparts red, darker in the center of the the mantle. Upper wing Green with white and purple patch in the shoulder. Color bronze in all the upper inner coverts, the most marked inside opaque red. the flight feather Blackish with area central in the interior of color yellow. Underwing-coverts Violet Blue impregnated white. Underwing coverts black; blue purple in them axillary. Parts low Red with band yellow, variable at the top of the chest; Violet Blue the the thighs, slightly impregnated in green. Tail red, reddish brown tipped. Bill orange; irises reddish brown; dark grey the legs.

Males and females are equal.
Immature with yellow stripe in the chest more extensive and more diffuse. Bill Brown in very young birds.

There is no geographic variation

Habitat:

In Seram the Purple-naped Lory found in montane and submontane forests, both primary and secondary, a altitude between 400 and 1.050 m; also in the jungle in the this of the island and in the areas cultivated. They move in pairs, rarely in groups and can be territorial. Ecology of reproduction of the species in the wild is unknown. Forshaw gives details of an instance of breeding poultry in which were placed two eggs, hatching around the 25 days; the young are independent only three months more afternoon.

A group birding in Ambon

Reproduction:

The reproduction of the species in the wild is unknown. Details of poultry breeding set forth a two-egg-laying, incubation in a few 25 days, and the young three months after independence.

Food:

Feed on fruits of Pandanus scattered.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 6.300 km2

Endemic of the Seram Islands and Ambon (has also been seen in Buru: probably an escaped bird), in Indonesia. There are no recent records of Ambon or Buru. The current records come from the Manusela National Park (uncommon) and the center of Seram and WAE Fufa (locally common).

In 1987 Bowler and Taylor they found a rate of 0,7 birds per hour in Kineke, in the Manusela National Park; But during nearly two months of observations in 1990, they only saw 10 individuals.

The species is a bird people of cage in Seram and throughout the province of Maluku and the expansion of foreign trade could pose a threat to their survival.

The population worldwide is estimated at less than 20.000 individuals in 1991, But today, the population, is considered on the rise. VULNERABLE.

Conservation:


Endangered

• Current IUCN Red list category: Danger.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

This species has been uploaded category to In danger Since its population It is suspected that It has fallen below 2.500 individuals mature, with more than 250 in any subpopulation mature individuals.

Capture unsustainable for local and national trade, as well as the loss of forests due to logging, the extraction of oil and hydroelectric power combinations.

These facts, It is suspected, they are causing an downhill fast and constant in the species.

"Purple-naped Lory" in captivity:

Very rare.

Alternative names:

Purple-naped Lory, Purple naped Lory (English).
Lori des dames (French).
Erzlori (German).
Loris-de-nuca-roxa (Portuguese).
Lori Damisela, Lori Domicela (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
Scientific name: Lorius domicella
Citation: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Protonimo: Psittacus Domicella

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“Purple-naped Lory” (Lorius domicella)


Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
Birdlife

Photos:

1 – Zoológico de Praga: Púrpura-naped Lory – animalphotos
2 – “Lorius domicella-Artis Zoo-Netherlands-8a” by Arjan Haverkamp – originally posted to Flickr as Img_4196e. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
3 – “Lorius domicella-Banda Islands-Indonesia-upper body-8” by Henri – originally posted to Flickr as Lorry = groenstaartlori. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
4 – Birds-pet-wallpapers – link
5 – “Lorius domicella-Jurong Bird Park, Singapore-8a-toc” by Lorius_domicella_-Jurong_Bird_Park,_Singapore-8a.jpg: kwang chongderivative work: Snowmanradio (talk) – originally posted to Picasa Web Albums as Picasa Web Albums and uploaded to Commons as Lorius_domicella_-Jurong_Bird_Park,_Singapore-8a.jpg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
6 – Illustrations ©2010 by Frank Knight

Sounds: George Wagner (Xeno-canto)

Black-capped Lory
Lorius lory

Black-capped Lory

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Description

The Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) has an approximate length of 31 cm.. and a weight between 200 and 260 g..

Black hood extends above the peak to the nape of the neck, where a few blue spots appear; rest of the head is bright red. The black hood is separated from the rear mantle red pink (sometimes mottled red), a thin collar dark purple blue; back, the upper coverts bright red tail and rump.

Upper parts of green color with slight shine bronze wing, more visible on the coverts and secondary more internal.

Flight feathers of black on the inside and marked with yellow in the middle part, forming the group a tricolour in the Underwing. Red Wing coverts.

Throat and upper part of the chest of Red; Blue mantle extends around the sides of the chest, dark blue in the abdomen that is slightly brighter in thighs and coverts; flanks with varying amounts of Red ranging upward and around the curve of the wing.

Dark bluish black on the upper tail feathers, Green slightly sieved in the Centre and Red at the base (It shows only dark blue at rest); Yellow undertail dark Olive with red hidden base.

Orange peak; Cere and grey-black periophthalmic ring; orange-yellow IRIS; grey to black legs.

Males and females they are the same. Immature with less extensive blue underparts and the upper part of the chest of color red wine. Fine blue collar around throat. Underwing coverts blue and yellow with a black tip, not red as in adults. Brownish beak.

The subspecies vary considerably in color:

  • Lorius lory lory: It is the nominal
  • Lorius lory erythrothorax: Neck and central area of blue belly. Yellow in the wings. Blue mantle in two bands. Red Underwing coverts.
  • Lorius lory SOMU: Red neck, blue belly.
  • Lorius lory salvadorii: As the erythrothorax but with blue-black Underwing coverts.
  • Lorius lory viridicrissalis: As the salvadorii but the blue darker everywhere.
  • Lorius lory jobiensis: As the salvadorii but top of the paler breast and mantle bands.
  • Lorius lory cyanuchen: Black on the top with blue on the nape of the neck.

Habitat:

The Black-capped Lory he prefers the primary forests and edges of these, They also reported in secondary forests well grown, in some partially cleared areas and swamp forest. It is not known to occur in the monsoon forest, planted forests or plantations of coconut trees. The Black-capped Lory is mainly distributed in the lowlands up to 1.000 m, but there have been examples to 1.750 m.

They are mainly found in pairs and usually smaller than other groups parrots sympatric, but it may happen that they get together in groups of ten or more to feed in trees in flower.

Reproduction:

Little is known of its ecology of breeding in the wild, Although there is a history of a couple digging a pit to make the nest in a dead tree. Apparently the nesting occurs from the month of may until October.

In captivity, the setting is two eggs with 26 days of incubation; emancipation occurs between 57 and 70 days after hatching.

Food:

The diet includes pollen, nectar, flowers, fruits and insects. The birds prefer to feed in the canopy or half-height where they remain quiet and discrete. Unlike in the Coconut Lorikeet and the Dusky Lory, It reached generally similar maximum altitudes, This species has been able to adapt to secondary habitats in high levels in the East of New Guinea.

Distribution:

Widely distributed from the West of Irian Java (Indonesia), including Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool in the Group of islands west of Papua and Yapen, My Num. Also found in the Biak Islands on Geelvink Bay, (East of Papua New Guinea).

It is quite common in the lowlands and hills. Top world population to the 100.000 individuals.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Lorius lory lory: It is the nominal.
  • Lorius lory erythrothorax: The South coast of New Guinea to the East of the peninsula of Bird ’ s Head, and to the southeast of the North Coast.
  • Lorius lory SOMU: Mountain districts in the South of the center of New Guinea.
  • Lorius lory salvadorii: Northwest Coast of Papua New Guinea.
  • Lorius lory viridicrissalis: Northeast coast of Western New Guinea.
  • Lorius lory jobiensis: Islands Yapen and My Num.
  • Lorius lory cyanuchen: Biak island.

Conservation:


Status


• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable


The world's population has not been quantified, but the species has been observed that it is, usually, common, but not abundant throughout its area of distribution.

Suspected that the population is stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.


"Black-capped Lory" in captivity:

It has attractive voice and can learn to imitate. Playful and curious; It can be noisy at times.

Common until the Decade of 1960 When exports began to cease.

Alternative names:

Black-capped Lory, Black capped Lory, Tricolored Lory, Tricoloured Lory, Western Black-capped Lory (English).
Lori tricolore, Lori à calotte noire (French).
Frauenlori (German).
Lóris-bailarino (Portuguese).
Lori Tricolor, Tricogloso Tricolor (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Lorius lory
Citation: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Protonimo: Psittacus Lory

Images “Black-capped Lory”:

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“Black-capped Lory” (Lorius lory)


Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
BirdLife

Photos:

1 – By Michael Spencer [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Lorius lory – Bird Park, Singapore – upside down-8a” by Benjamint444Own work. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Wikimedia Commons.
3 – “Lorius lory-20051118” by Doug JansonOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
4 – By René Modery (originally posted to Flickr as CIMG6207) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
5 – VJ Czar World – Black-capped Lory Snapshots

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto(

Purple-bellied Lory
Lorius hypoinochrous

Purple-bellied Lory

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Description

The Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) has an approximate length of 26 cm.. with a weight ranging between 200 and 240 g..

Hood of color black with glitter purple blue that is extends to the part back from the nape; rest of head red. Upperparts completely red with a band dark variable on the the mantle; upper mantle slightly more purple that the rest of them upperparts.
Primary coverts Blue; remaining wing Green with the internals of the flight feather Black. Rojas the wing-coverts with black tips. The flight feather show a large patch yellow in the part internal.

Throat and chest, red, more and more purple towards the top belly; part low belly, the thighs and coverts, of color purple-blue dark. The parties above of the tail basically red, with the final part in dark blue (appears only teal at rest); undertail, opaque yellow with red hidden base.

Bill orange; cere (waxy soft swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak) white; Iris orange; legs black grey.

There is no significant difference between males and females. In general, the male has a bill a little stronger than the female.

The juveniles has belly Color Purple pale and their peaks are more brownish.

Description 3 subspecies

  • Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus

    (Hartert, 1898) – Differs by the absence of margins black in the large feathers underneath them wings.


  • Lorius hypoinochrous hypoinochrous

    (Gray,GR, 1859) – Nominal.


  • Lorius hypoinochrous rosselianus

    (Rothschild & Hartert, 1918) – Difference with the species rated by the fact of that has the chest the same red that the upper part of the abdomen.

Habitat:

Unlike in the Black-capped Lory, often found in coconut, mangroves and coastal vegetation (especially fond of coconut flowers); the Purple-bellied Lory also frequents low forests, the edges of these, high secondary forests, inhabited or partially cleared areas and gardens. Found individually, in pairs or in small groups of up to 10-20 birds. Ruidoso, visible and Active, they often live in trees or just above the canopy.

In the Island of Papua, they are distributed by the lowlands and foothills, in New Britain up to at least 450 m, in New Ireland until 750 m (where is sympathetic with the White-naped Lory) and up 1.600 metres in the Goodenough island.

Practically not it knows nothing of the ecology reproductive of this species, Although is has been able to observe to them males in a, apparent, participation in the cortejo, with repetitive stretching of the neck and movements side of the head.

Reproduction:

Due to its extreme rarity, We know little about their reproductive behavior.
It is likely to be very similar to the of the Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory). This means a spawning two eggs and a incubation period about 26 days.

Food:

The Purple-bellied Lory It feeds mainly in the canopy in noisy groups. Its diet natural consists of pollen, nectar, flowers, fruits, insects and their larvae, and probably seeds.
Usually see, sometimes, feeding is in company of the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and the Eclectus Parrot.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 61.900 km2

Endemic of the southeast of Papua New Guinea and surrounding island groups. On the island it reaches West, from Lae in the Huon Gulf to the North to Cape Rodney in the South. Is distributed in the islands of the archipelagos of D ’ Entrecasteaux and Louisiade, including (Goodenough, Fergusson, Normanby, Bentley, Misima Island, Tagula and Rossel, Islands Trobriands, Woodlark and Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, including Umboi, Sakar, New Britain, New Ireland, Witu, Lolobau, Uatom, New Hanover, Tabar and Lihir.

Common and locally abundant. World's largest population of 50.000 birds.

Distribution 3 subspecies

Conservation:


Status


• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The world population It has not been quantified, but the species appears to be common and abundant throughout its area of distribution.

Justification of the trend

Suspected that the population is stable in the absence of evidence of declines or substantial threats.

"Purple-bellied Lory" in captivity:

Extremely rare.

Alternative names:

Purple-bellied Lory, Eastern Black-capped Lory, Purple bellied Lory, Stresemann’s Lory (English).
Lori à ventre violet, Lori de Louisiade (French).
Schwarzsteißlori, Louisiadenlori (German).
Loris Hypoinochrous (Portuguese).
Lori Ventrivinoso, Tricogloso de Streseman, Tricogloso de Vientre Púrpura (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
Scientific name: Lorius hypoinochrous
Citation: Gray,GR, 1859
Protonimo: Lorius hypoinochrous

Images “Purple-bellied Lory”:

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“Purple-bellied Lory” (Lorius hypoinochrous)


Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
BirdLife

Photos:

1 – “Lorius hypoinochrous qtl1” by QuartlOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
2 – Animal Photos – Enlace
3 – parrots-pictures
4 – by Bilder von Marion – papageien.org
5 – Free pet wallpapers – link

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)