Eos reticulata Müller, 1841

Blue-streaked Lory               





Subspecies:

none


Distribution:


Tanimbar Island (mostly Yamdena, also Larat), in E Lesser Sundas. Probably introduced to Damar and maybe Babar (also in E Lesser Sundas), where uncommon, and to Kai Island (in SE Moluccas), where only two recent records.


Status:


Not globally threatened. CITES II.

Currently considered Near Threatened, on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The species is suspected to be declining at a slow to moderate rate, owing to the combined forces of habitat loss and trapping.


Description:


  • Length: 31 cm (12,2 inch)
  • Weight: vary a lot but most are between 145g. to 200 g.


Narrow blue streaks in the hind neck and mantle, creating a streaked effect.

The ear coverts are also streaked with a darker shade of blue.

The rest of the head is red.

The wings are variable red and black marked, the greater wing coverts, and secondaries being partly black, the primaries appearing almost wholly black.

Thighs are also red and black.

Tailcoverts are red.

The tail (which is slighty longer than the other eos species) is black above and red below.

Chest and belly dull red.

Orange beak.

Feet, cere, skin around the eye are darkgrey.


Aviculture:


Rare


Ringsize:


6 -7 mm





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