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Blue-eared Lory

 (Eos semilarvata)

Also known as: Seram Lory, Half-masked Lory

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Blue-eared Lory
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Did You Know?

A pair of Blue-eared Lories were seen in courtship in which the male made soft calls to the female and bowed to her.

Academic Research

Related publications: Eos semilarvata

Species Profile

Genus: Eos | Species: semilarvata

Size:

24cm (9.4 in)

Weight:

170g (5.9 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults in general dark red; purple/blue on upper cheeks to ear coverts; purple/blue band down sides of neck; black primary feathers with wide red speculum; secondary feathers red with black tips; black tertials, washed with blue; red/brown tail. Eye orange/red.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adult but plumage in general paler and duller; pale blue only on ear coverts and under eye; scapular feathers brown/grey edged with pale blue; red abdomen with some feathers edged soft blue. Eye orange/brown.

Call:

Calls made in flight loud and screechy.

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Video Links:

Video 1

More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Blue-eared Lory
© Jonker/Innemee

Did You Know?

A pair of Blue-eared Lories were seen in courtship in which the male made soft calls to the female and bowed to her.

Academic Research

Related publications: Eos semilarvata

Species Care

Captive Status:

Unknown in aviculture.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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Blue-eared Lory
© Jonker/Innemee

Did You Know?

A pair of Blue-eared Lories were seen in courtship in which the male made soft calls to the female and bowed to her.

Academic Research

Related publications: Eos semilarvata

Species Wild Status

World Population:

10,000-20,000 mature individuals.

IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

There is evidence of a population decline. The species is thought to be at risk from unsustainable levels of harvest.

Range:

Found in Seram, South Moluccas, Indonesia.

Habitat:

Found generally above 1200m (3936 ft), but as low as 800m (2624 ft). Occurs in primary montane forest and upper montane heathlands up to mountain summit.

Wild Diet:

Includes nectar and flowers.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Little known; assumed to be similar to other Eos species. Feeds on flowering trees. Seen in pairs or small groups.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

August

Related Links:

Lexicon of Parrots
Wikipedia

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Blue-eared Lory
© Jonker/Innemee

Did You Know?

A pair of Blue-eared Lories were seen in courtship in which the male made soft calls to the female and bowed to her.

Academic Research

Related publications: Eos semilarvata

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