Eos cyanogenia Bonaparte, 1850

black-winged lory                   



Subspecies:


none


Distribution:


Islands in N Geelvink Bay (Manim, Numfor, Biak, Num), in NW New Guinea.


Status:


VULNERABLE. CITES II.

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.



Description:


  • Length: 28 cm (11 inch)
  • Weight: 150-200 g.


Earcoverts and much of the side of the head violet-blue, these feathers are slightly elongated.

The chin and throat are red, which is brighter then the red of the rest of the body.

The upper wing coverts and scapulars are black, also the most of the hidden part of the primaries and secondaries, which are otherwise red with a golden spot on the fifth primary.

Part of the abdomen, thighs and a spot on the flanks are also black.

Central tail feathers are black with red inner webs.

Undertail coverts are red.

Beak is orange.

Cere and feet are darkgrey.

The iris is darkred, with a faint inner ring of white.


Aviculture:


extremely rare, and almost no breeding no more with this species.


Ringsize:


6,5 - 7 mm


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