Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Pseudeos - Cardinal Lorikeet


Cardinal Lory - Pseudeos Cardinalis - Least Concern

The cardinal lory (Pseudeos cardinalis, syn. Chalcopsitta cardinalis) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. The cardinal lory lives mainly in the mangrove and the lowland forests of the Solomon Islands, Bougainville Island and easternmost islands of the Bismarck Archipelago. It was previously found in the genus Chalcopsitta.

Description: The cardinal lory is 31 cm (12 in) long. All plumage is red. The beak is orange with black at its base. The bare skin at base of beak and around eyes is black, and the irises are orange-red. Its legs are grey. The male and female are identical in external appearance. The beaks of the juveniles are dull orange with more prominent black areas than the adults, pale grey eye-rings, and yellow irises.

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