Purple-naped Lory

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

Distribution Map: Maluku Islands

Purple-naped Lories by Dr. Stewart MetzPurple-naped Lories
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

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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