Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Eos - Violet Necked Lorikeet


Violet Necked Lorikeet - Eos Squamata - Least Concern

The violet-necked lory (Eos squamata) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it is found in the northern Maluku Islands and west Papuan islands. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and tropical mangrove forests.

Three subspecies are recognised:

E. s. riciniata – north Moluccas
E. s. obiensis – Obi and Bisa Islands (north central Moluccas)
E. s. squamata – west Papuan islands

Description: The violet-necked lory is 27 cm (11 in) long. It bears a strong resemblance to the female eclectus parrot except it has an orange-yellow beak. It is mostly red and blue with a blue abdomen. its extent of blue neck collar depends on subspecies. It has red and black in wings and a purple-red tail.

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