Red-and-blue lory

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Red-and-blue lory
Eos histrio talautensis -Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain-8a-4c.jpg
At Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Eos
Species: E. histrio
Binomial name
Eos histrio
(P.L.S. Müller, 1776)

The red-and-blue lory (Eos histrio) is an arboreal parrot endemic to Indonesia. It is classed as endangered, as it is hunted for the pet trade and has lost much of its habitat due to habitat destruction. The Red-and-blue Lory is now confined to the Talaud Islands off northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Further populations, some apparently introduced, disappeared during the 20th century from Sangihe, Siau and Tagulandang. The population is estimated at only 5,000-10,000 birds. It is thought to be in rapid decline.

Extinct subspecies E. h. histrio and E. h. challengeri, which may be invalid

Two subspecies, E. h. histrio and E. h. challengeri, are thought to be extinct due to deforestation. The former occurred in Sangihe, the latter possibly in Miangas Island, but their validity is uncertain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Eos histrio". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Hume, J. P.; Walters, M. (2012). Extinct Birds. A & C Black. ISBN 140815725X.