Lories: Species, Distribution / Ranges

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Genera of Lories:

Chalcopsitta (mostly found in New Guinea) / Eos / Lorius / Vini / Pseudeos / Phigys ( Fiji islands, Lau Archipelago) and Loriculus & Psitteuteles


Common & Scientific Names:Native Range
Genus: Lorius 
Beaufort’s Black-capped Lories (Lorius or Domicella lory viridicrissalis)Northern New Guinea
Biak Lories aka Biak Lories, Blue-nape Lories or Biak Blackcaps (Lorius lory cyanuchen)Island of Biak in Geelvink Bay, Western New Guinea
Black-capped Lories (Lorius lory lory)New Guinea
Blue-nape Lories aka Biak Lories, Biak Lories or Biak Blackcaps (Lorius lory cyanuchen)Island of Biak in Geelvink Bay, Western New Guinea
Blue-thighed Lories or Blue-thighed Lories (Lorius domicellus / tibialis)Seram and Ambon Islands, part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia
Chattering Red Lories aka Moluccan Lories (Lorius garrulus)Halmahera Island (the largest island in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia)
Fergusson Island Lories (Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus)Trobriand and Woodlark Islands, Bismarck and D’Entrecastreaux Archipelagos, south-eastern New Guinea
Jobi Lories (Lorius lory jobiensis)New Guinea
Louisiade Lories or Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous hypoinochrous)Misima and Tagula in Louisiade Archipelago, Eastern Papuan Island, New Guinea
Meyer’s Black-capped Lories (Lorius l. salvadorii)Northern New Guinea from Aitape area to Astrolabe Bay
Morotai Yellow-backed Lories (Lorius garrulus morotaianus)Morotai and Raou Islands (Maluku Islands)
Purple-bellied Lories (Lorius hypoinochrous)New Guinea
Purple-naped or Blue-thighed Lories (Lorius domicellus)Seram, Ambon Island, part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia
Rossel Island Lories (Lorius hypoinochrous rosselianus)Rossel Island in Louisiada Archipelago
Somu Lories (Lorius l. somu)Southern New Guinea from Karimui Basin to Ok Tedi area
Stresemann’s Lories (Lorius amabilis / Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus)New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago – Extinct?
White-naped or White-necked Lories (Lorius albidinucha)New Britain
Yellow-backed Lories (Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus)Islands of Batjan and Obi, part of Maluku Islands

Genus: Pseudeos 
Banded Lories or Dusky Lories (Pseudeos fuscatais / fuscata)Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Dusky Lories (Pseudeos fuscatais / fuscata)Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Genus: Vini 
Blue-crowned Lories (Vini australis)Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa) and the Kingdom of Tonga in the south Pacific Ocean
Henderson Lorikeets or Stephens Lories (Vini stepheni)Henderson Island – part of the Pitcairn Group of islands – in the southern Pacific Ocean. These islands are a British overseas territory (formerly a British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific.
Kuhl’s Lories or Kuhl’s Ruffed Lory (Vini kuhlii)Austral Islands – the southernmost group of islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the South Pacific
Marquesas Lories (Ultramarine Lory) (Vini ultramarina)Nukuhiva & Huapu – part of the Marquesas group of islands – a collection of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean
Stephen’s Lories (Vini stepheni)Henderson Island – part of the Pitcairn Group of islands – in the southern Pacific Ocean. These islands are a British overseas territory (formerly a British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific.
Tahitian Lories or Tahiti Blue Lories (Vini peruviana)Society, Cook, and Tuamotu Islands
Ultramarine Lories (Vini ultramarina)Marquesas Islands – a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Common & Scientific Names:Native Range
Genus: Phigys 
Collared Lories aka Solitary Lory or Ruffed Lory (Phigys solitarius)Larger Fiji islands, northern part of Lau Archipelago
Ruffed Lories or Solitary Lories (Phigys solitarius)Larger Fiji islands, northern part of Lau Archipelago
Solitary or Collared Lories (Phigys solitarius)Larger Fiji islands, northern part of Lau Archipelago

Common & Scientific Names:Native Range
Genera: Loriculus & Psitteuteles
Malay Lorikeets (Loriculus galgulus)Thailand south of Kra, Malaysia, Singapore, Anamba and Riau Islands, Borneo and some off-shore islands, Sumatra as well as islands of Bangka, Belitung, Nias, Siberut, Sipora and Enggano, in Indonesia
Ruby-capped Lorikeets (Psitteuteles iris rubripileum)Independent state of East Timor (West Timor belongs to the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara)

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