Brown lory

Brown lory
Chalcopsitta duivenbodei

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Common name:
brown lory (en); lóri-castanho (pt); lori de Duyvenbode (fr); lori pardo (es); braunlori (de)

Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae

This species is found in the northern lowlands of New Guinea, both in Papua-New Guinea and in Indonesia.

These birds are 26-33 cm long and weigh 200-230 g.

The brown lory is found in lowland primary rainforests and in some tall secondary forests, from sea level up to an altitude of 200 m.

They feed on nectar and fruits.

Brown lories nest in a tree hollow, where the female lays lays 2 eggs.The eggs are incubated for 22-26 days and the chicks fledge 7-8 weeks after hatching. They reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a relatively large breeding range and is described as uncommon to fairly common, with a global population estimated to be over 50.000 individuals. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

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