Purple-naped Lory

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    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)

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    Distribution Map: Maluku Islands

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      Purple-naped Lory

       

      Black-capped LoriesTaxonomy

      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


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