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The blue-eared lory is the smallest Eos at 24 cm long. It has a red body with blue cheeks, chin, and ear-coverts, purple-blue abdomen and undertail coverts, and black streaked wings. The adult has an orange beak with juvenile's pink.
The blue-eared lory is sometimes found in the altitude as low as 800 m, but primarily from 1600-2400 m. It feeds on flowering trees, including tree-heathers above the tree-line. The flocks are small.
A common species in its limited range, the blue-eared lory is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
- Juniper & Parr (1998) Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World; ISBN 0-300-07453-0.
- "Species factsheet: Eos semilarvata". BirdLife International (2008). Retrieved 20 March 2009.