White-naped lory

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White-naped lory
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
Species: L. albidinucha
Binomial name
Lorius albidinucha
(Rothschild & Hartert, 1924)
Synonyms

Lorius albidinuchus (Rothschild & Hartert, 1924)

The white-naped lory (Lorius albidinucha) is a monotypic species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae.[2]

Description

The white-naped lory is 26 cm (10 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head and white on back of neck. It has green wings, and a narrow yellow transverse line on each side of body below neck. It has dark-grey legs. It has an orange-red beak, dark-grey eyerings, and orange-yellow pupils.[3]

Distribution and habitat

It is endemic to central and southern New Ireland in Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lorius albidinucha". 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.

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