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Red Lory  

Also Known As: Moluccan Red Lory, Moluccan Lory, Buru Lory (E.b. cyanonothus)
 
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Red Lory perched

Credit: © Robert | http://www.pbase.com/robert/exotic_birds

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Since 1981, when this species was listed on CITES Appendix II, 99,834 individuals have been recorded in international trade, though none since 2000.

Species Profile
Genus:
Eos

Species:
bornea

Size: Adult Weight:
31cm (12.1 in) 170g (6 oz)

Races including nominate:
four: E.b. bornea, E.b. rothschildi, E.b. cyanonothus, E.b.bernsteini

Colourization Adult: E.b. bornea: both adults in general bright red; primary feathers black with wide red speculum; red greater wing coverts, tipped with black; blue teriary feathers and undertail coverts; tail red/brown. Eye red. E.b. rothschildi: both adults as in bornea, but smaller in size. E.b. cyanonothus: both adults in general red plumage much darker. E.b. bernsteini: both adults as in bornea, but larger in size.

Colourization Juvenile: E.b. bornea: in general duller red; tertiary feathers greyish, lightly marked with blue; variable light tinge of blue on ear coverts; variable dull blue wash on vent and thighs; dusky blue margin on feathers of abdomen. Eye brown. E.b. rothschildi: as in adults. E.b. cyanonothus: as in adults. E.b. bernsteini: scattered blue feathers above eye; blue band from behind eye and down ear coverts to neck; narrow blue margins to feathers of throat. Eye brown.

Call: Calls are a series of short, harsh screeches. Also more musical notes.

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Content Sources:

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Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E009.htm&Pic=009_1.JPG

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1341&m=0

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.