Dusky Lory

Pseudeos fuscata

The Dusky Lory is a monotypic species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family, and the only species of the genus ''Pseudeos''. Alternative common names are the White-rumped Lory or the Dusky-orange Lory. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Interspecies Love - Pseudeos fuscata female and Trichoglossus moluccanus male Pairi Daiza, Sep 2016. 
This was a very interesting sighting as these two were very much a couple when I saw them, they were mating and courting the whole time. I wonder if the two species are close enough to produce hybrid offsrping, I have to check.
 Belgium,Coconut Lorikeet,Dusky Lory,Geotagged,Pseudeos fuscata,Summer,Trichoglossus moluccanus

Appearance

The Dusky Lory is short tailed parrot about 25 cm long. It is mainly brown and has a whitish back and rump. It has two colour phases; the band across the upper chest together with its abdomen are either yellow or orange. The beak is dark orange and there is an area of bare orange skin at the base of its lower mandible. The irises are red and the legs are grey. The male and females are identical in external appearance. Juveniles are duller with a yellowish back and rump, yellowish-grey irises, and a beak that is yellow at the base and brown/black towards the tip.
Dusky Lory - Pseudeos fuscata Pairi Daiza, Sep 2016.  Belgium,Dusky Lory,Geotagged,Pseudeos fuscata,Summer

Habitat

The Dusky Lory's native range includes New Guinea below about 2500m in both the Indonesian , and Papua New Guinean zones of the island. It is also native to the nearby Indonesian islands of Salawati and Yapen.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittaculidae
GenusPseudeos
SpeciesP. fuscata