White-naped lory

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White-naped lory
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Lorius
Species: L. albidinucha
Binomial name
Lorius albidinucha
(Rothschild & Hartert, 1924)

Lorius albidinuchus (Rothschild & Hartert, 1924)

The white-naped lory (Lorius albidinucha) is a monotypic species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family.[2]


The white-naped lory is 26 cm (10 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head and white on back of neck. It has green wings, and a narrow yellow transverse line on each side of body below neck. It has dark-grey legs. It has an orange-red beak, dark-grey eyerings, and orange-yellow pupils.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to central and southern New Ireland in Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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