Lories and Lorikeets: Overview (Naming, Range and Description)
The Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella) is a monotypic species (= one single species within its genus).
Status in the Wild / Distribution:
It is endemic to the islands of Seram (formerly Ceram), Ambon (formerly Amboina), and perhaps also Haruku and Saparua, South Maluku, in Indonesia. They have also been introduced to Buru. Its preferred habitats are forests.
Please refer to below distribution map.
This species is considered vulnerable, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade. (CITES II – Endangered Species)
Other Relevant Links
- Photos of the Different Lory Species for Identification … Listing of Species
- Distribution Maps of Lories & Lorikeets
- Lories & Lorikeets in Aviculture
- Feeding & Housing Your Lories & Lorikeets
- Diseases of Lories / Lorikeets & Health Care Program
Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Lorius … English: Greater Noble Parrot’s … Dutch: Breedstaartlori … German: Breitschwanzloris … French: Lorius
Species: Scientific: Lorius domicella aka Domicella domicellus / Lorius tibialis … English: Purple-naped Lory … Dutch: Vrouwenlori, Purperneklori, Erze Lori … German: Erzlori … French: Lori à nuque pourpre
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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