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Chalcopsitta duivenbodei duivenbodei

Common Name: Duyvenbode's Lory

Range: Coastal n New Guinea (Geelvink Bay to Aitape region)

Chalcopsitta duivenbodei duivenbodei
Description
Duvey
  • general plumage dark olive-brown; forehead, front cheek area, chin, bend of wing, thighs and under wing-coverts yellow; nape with dull yellow streaks; lower back violet-blue; outer tail feathers with yellow tinge; underside of tail-feathers bronze-olive with violet sheen; blackish periophthalmic ring; lores, cere and area around bill bare; iris orange-red; feet dark grey; bill black
  • Female as male, but usually without yellow tinge to outer tail-feathers
  • Immatures with darker colors and darker iris
  • Length: 31 cm
  • Status: not common


Location
  • Distribution: eastern areas of northern New Guinea from Aitape area to Astrolabe Bay
  • Habitat: forest and tall secondary vegetation in lowland areas to 200m
Breeding
  • Behavior: exact breeding season unknown; female in breeding condition collect in April; also six to eight birds observed in April investigation hole in large tree and driving out two bats
  • Breeding in Aviculture: often achieved; breeding begins mainly in March; clutch usually two eggs; incubation often only begins after laying of second egg; incubation 25 days; fledging period three months; two breedings a year possible; nest box 40x20x30cm; if possible isolate pairs for breeding
Aviculture
  • noisy, especially lively parrot, initially wary, later confiding and not shy; after acclimatization trouble-free and not susceptible; enjoys bathing and being sprayed when it spreads its wings and screeches
  • Breeding behavior: exact breeding season unknown; female in breeding condition collect in April; also six to eight birds observed in April investigation hole in large tree and driving out two bats
  • Breeding in Aviculture: often achieved; breeding begins mainly in March; clutch usually two eggs; incubation often only begins after laying of second egg; incubation 25 days; fledging period three months; two breedings a year possible; nest box 40x20x30cm; if possible isolate pairs for breeding
Accomodation
  • inside area 2x1x2m with adjoining outside flight 3x1x2m; minimum temperature 10 degrees C; provide roosting box from outset
Diet
  • lory nectar of fruits. pollen, brewer's yeast, rice and multigrain flakes, dextrose and low fat yogurt; rusk or biscuit can be offered softened in nectar; cooked rice, various fruit; half-ripe maize; some sprouted sunflower occasionally; fresh branches with flowers and buds; eggfood with added dextrose; calcium and hard-boiled egg; regular vitamin and mineral supplements sprinkled on lory nectar