|At Walsrode Bird Park, Germany|
The purple-bellied lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. It is found in south-east New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the d'Entrecasteaux Islands, the Louisiade Archipelago, the Trobriand Islands and Woodlark Island.
The purple-bellied lory is 26 cm (10 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head, green wings, and purple underparts. Its thighs are purple and its legs are dark grey. Its tail is red with dark green-blue at the tip. Its cere is white. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The three subspecies differ with slightly different plumage colours.
The species contains three subspecies:
- Lorius hypoinochrous Gray, GR 1859
- Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus Hartert 1898
- Lorius hypoinochrous hypoinochrous Gray, GR 1859
- Lorius hypoinochrous rosselianus Rothschild & Hartert 1918
- BirdLife International (2012). "Lorius hypoinochrous". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Forshaw (2006). plate 16.
- "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 28 March 2009.
- Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09251-6.
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