Blue-streaked lory

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Blue-streaked lory
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At Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Eos
Species: E. reticulata
Binomial name
Eos reticulata
(Müller, 1841)

The blue-streaked lory (Eos reticulata) is also known as the blue-necked lory. It a medium size parrot (31 cm), primarily red with blue streaks from eye through ear coverts, brown-black tail, and black variegation on wing coverts.

It is found in the Tanimbar Islands and Babar, all in Indonesia. It was also introduced to the Kai Islands, but may be extinct there again. It inhabits mangrove, coconut groves, plantations and forests. Lories have unique "brush" tipped tongues, evolved for their diet of flower nectar and fruit. A highly active, gregarious bird known to travel in flocks and to sleep in their nests year round. Very social and affectionate, lorie have been kept as pets with growing popularity, their song is usually softer than other parrots except when alarmed or bored.

Relationship With Humans[edit]

Blue-streaked lorikeets are considered to make excellent pets. The bird is sweet and affectionate. It loves to play with bells and cat-toy-like balls. It may 'dance' by fluffing up its feathers and hopping.



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