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Chalcopsitta atra atra

Common Name: Black Lory

Range: W New Guinea (w Vogelkop Pen.), Batanta and Salawati is.

Chalcopsitta atra atra
Black Lory
  • general plumage black with faint purple streaking; lower back with violet sheen; tail underside to olive-yellow with red base; periopthalmic ring and skin around bill black; iris yellow feet dark grey; bill black
  • female as male, but on average smaller and with shorter tail
  • immatures with dark iris; periopthalmic ring and skin around bill whitish
  • Length: 32cm
  • Distribution: Western part of Vogelkop Peninsular, West Irian, New Guinea and islands of Salawati and Batanta