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Violet-necked Lory  

Also Known As: Violet-naped Lory, Violet-headed Lory, Wallace's Violet-necked Lory, Moluccan Red Lory
 
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Violet-necked Lory perched

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


 
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Did You Know?
Lories and lorikeets are also known as "brush-tongued" birds.

Species Profile
Genus:
Eos

Species:
squamata

Size: Adult Weight:
27cm (10.5 in) 110g (3.8 oz)

Races including nominate:
three: E.s. squamata, E.s. riciniata, E.s. obiensis

Colourization Adult:
E.s. squamata: both adults purple/blue wide band around neck, varying in width individually; abdomen to undertail coverts dark purple; scapulars soft purple tipped in black; greater wing coverts and flight feathers red with wide black tips; underwing coverts and undersides of flight feathers red, with black tips on primaries; tail purple/red. Bill orange/brown. Eye orange. E.s. riciniata: both adults very visible purple/grey neck band extending up to hindcrown with red nape; scapulars red; throat to upper breast purple/grey, with red border on lower breast. E.s. obiensis: both adults as in riciniata, but scapulars black, not red; varying purple/grey neck band; throat to upper abdomen red in colour.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but feathers of underparts lined with dusky mauve/black. Eye brown.

Call: Loud screeches and shrill notes made while in flight. Short, high-pitched squeals, screeches and whistles, some faint, others loud, made while feeding.

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Content Sources:

Lory Link http://www.kcbbs.gen.nz/lori/ar/lories.html

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E006.htm&Pic=006_1.JPG

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1340&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.

Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low 1986.