Blue-eared lory

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Blue-eared lory
Eos semilarvata -San Diego Zoo-5.jpg
Feeding at San Diego Zoo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Eos
Species: E. semilarvata
Binomial name
Eos semilarvata
Bonaparte, 1850

The blue-eared lory (Eos semilarvata) (also known as Ceram lory, half-masked lory or Seram lory) is a parrot found only on the island of Seram in Malaku province, Indonesia.

The blue-eared lory is the smallest Eos at 24 cm long. It has a red body with blue cheeks, chin, and ear-coverts, purple-blue abdomen and undertail coverts, and black streaked wings. The adult has an orange beak with juvenile's pink.

The blue-eared lory is sometimes found in the altitude as low as 800 m, but primarily from 1600–2400 m. It feeds on flowering trees, including tree-heathers above the tree-line. The flocks are small.

A common species in its limited range, the blue-eared lory is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eos semilarvata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  • Juniper & Parr (1998) Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World; ISBN 0-300-07453-0.
  • "Species factsheet: Eos semilarvata". BirdLife International (2008). Retrieved 20 March 2009. 

External links

  • Oriental Bird Images: Blue-eared Lory
Original drawing of the blue-eared lory
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