Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Lorius - Purple Naped Lorikeet


Purple Naped Lorikeet - Lorius Domicella - Endangered

The purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is forest-dwelling endemic to the islands of Seram, Ambon, and perhaps also Haruku and Saparua, South Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered endangered, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade.

Description: The purple-naped lory is 28 cm (11 in) long. It is mostly red with an all red tail that fades to darker red towards the tip. The top of its head is black, which fades to purple on the back of its neck. It has green wings, blue thighs, and a variable approximately transverse yellow band across the chest. It has an orange beak, dark-grey eyerings, and orange-red irises. Juveniles have a brown beak, grey-white eyerings, brown irises, a wider yellow band across the chest, and a more extensive purple patch on the back of neck.

Lorius tibialis, which was either an extinct species or just an aberrant form of Lorius domicella

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