|A dusky lory at Gembira Loka Zoo|
J.L. Peters, 1935
The dusky lory (Pseudeos fuscata) is a monotypic species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae, and the only species of the genus Pseudeos. Alternative common names are the white-rumped lory or the dusky-orange lory. It is found in New Guinea and the offshore islands of Batanta, Salawati and Yapen.
The dusky lory is short-tailed parrot about 25 cm (10 in) long. It is mainly brown and has a whitish back and rump. It has two colour phases; the band across the upper chest together with its abdomen are either yellow or orange. The beak is dark orange and there is an area of bare orange skin at the base of its lower mandible. The irises are red and the legs are grey. The male and females are identical in external appearance. Juveniles are duller with a yellowish back and rump, yellowish-grey irises, and a beak that is yellow at the base and brown/black towards the tip.
Range and habitat
The dusky lory's native range includes New Guinea below about 2500m in both the Indonesian (West Papua), and Papua New Guinean zones of the island. It is also native to the nearby Indonesian islands of Salawati and Yapen.
Photographs showing plumage colours
Drinking from a cup of nectar at Woburn Safari Park
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- "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-28.
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- Media related to Pseudeos fuscata at Wikimedia Commons
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