Posted by congosmom on April 19th, 2015 at 3:48 PM

The black-capped lory (Lorius lory) also known as western black-capped lory or the tricolored Lory, is a parrot found in New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands. It is a colorful and relatively robust Lory (31 cm). There are seven subspecies, all with green wings, red heads and body around the wing, a black cap, grey-black cere, yellow underwings, and blue legs and belly. Most also have a blue nape and mantle (area between wings on the back). It remains overall widespread and common, but the subspecies Cyanuchen is relatively rare, with fewer than 5000 individuals remaining.


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