The Black-winged Lory

The Black-winged Lory, Eos cyanogenia also known as Biak Red Lory is a medium-sized, up to 30 cm (12 in) long, long-tailed lory. It has a bright red plumage, black shoulder, red iris, an orange red bill and violet ear-patch behind eye. The underwings are red, becoming yellowish with black tips. Both sexes are similar.

An Indonesian endemic, the Black-winged Lory is distributed to forests and coastal habitat of Biak, Numfor, Manim and Mios Num islands in Cenderawasih Bay
, Papua. It frequents and roosts in coconut trees.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and hunted in some areas, the Black-winged Lory is evaluated as Vulnerable on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Source : Wikipedia


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