Purple-naped lory

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Purple-naped lory
Lorius domicella -Artis Zoo -Netherlands-8a.jpg
At Natura Artis Magistra (Artis Zoo), Netherlands
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
L. domicella
Binomial name
Lorius domicella
  • Lorius tibialis Sclater, 1871
  • Psittacus domicella Linnaeus, 1758

The purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae.[2] It is forest-dwelling endemic to the islands of Seram, Ambon, and perhaps also Haruku and Saparua, South Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered endangered, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade.


On the Banda Islands, Indonesia
Lorius tibialis, which was either an extinct species or just an aberrant form of Lorius domicella

The purple-naped lory is 28 cm (11 in) long. It is mostly red with an all red tail that fades to darker red towards the tip. The top of its head is black, which fades to purple on the back of its neck. It has green wings, blue thighs, and a variable approximately transverse yellow band across the chest. It has an orange beak, dark-grey eyerings, and orange-red irises. Juveniles have a brown beak, grey-white eyerings, brown irises, a wider yellow band across the chest, and a more extensive purple patch on the back of neck.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Lorius domicella". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 28 March 2009.
  3. ^ Forshaw (2006). plate 17.

Cited texts

External links

  • BirdLife Species Factsheet.

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