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Black-Capped Lory

Black-Capped Lory

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

This parrot lives in Papua – New Guinea and the neighboring archipelagos. It is found in forests and their fringes, as well as in wooded wetlands.

BEHAVIOUR

Stays in small groups or in pairs. It sits on flowering trees and shrubs, where it looks for food. Foraging birds are quiet and try to be invisible. However, they can be screaming and learn to imitate sounds easily.

DIET

It feeds on insects at all stages of development, fruit, flowers, pollen and nectar.

REPRODUCTION

Females do not differ from males in appearance. These birds nest in hollows; females lay two eggs and incubates them for about 24 days.

GOOD TO KNOW

The tongue of the blue-bellied lady is specially adapted to the collection of nectar – on the tip of the tongue there are brushes characteristic for loris, which help to collect the liquid food.

  • Latin name: Lorius lory
  • IUCN – Red List – LC – Least concern
  • CITES – Appendix II

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