Brown lory

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Brown lory
Brown Lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei)-7.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Chalcopsitta
Species: C. duivenbodei
Binomial name
Chalcopsitta duivenbodei
(Dubois, 1884)

The brown lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei), also called Duyvenbode's lory, is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. The scientific name commemorates Maarten Dirk van Renesse van Duivenbode (1804-1878), Dutch trader of naturalia on Ternate.

It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


The brown lory species contains two subspecies:[2]

Chalcopsitta duivenbodei Dubois 1884

  • Chalcopsitta duivenbodei duivenbodei Dubois, 1884
  • Chalcopsitta duivenbodei syringanuchalis Neumann, 1915


The brown lory has a black beak, yellow-streaked face, white tail and mostly dark brown plumage.

Jurong Bird park


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