Dusky lory

Dusky lory
Pseudeos fuscata

Photo by Greg Hume (Wikipedia)

Common name:
dusky lory (en); lóri-sombrio (pt); lori sombre (fr); lori sombrío (es); weißbürzellori (de)

Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae

This species is found throughout the island of New Guinea and in the nearby islands of Sulawata and Yapen.

These birds are 24-27 cm long and weigh 140-190 g.

The dusky lory is found in a wide range of habitats including rainforests, mangroves, moist savannas, scrublands, second growths, plantations, rural gardens and even urban areas. They are present from sea level up to an altitude of 2.400 m.

They feed on seeds, fruits, buds, nectar, pollen and unripe grain.

Dusky lories breed in August-November. They nest in a hole high up on a tree, where the female lays 2-3 white eggs. The eggs are incubated for 24 days and the chicks fledge 10 weeks after hatching.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a large breeding range and is is reported to be common and highly gregarious. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

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