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Eos histrio histrio
Red and Blue Lory

Common Name: Red-and-blue Lory

Range: Sangihi, Siau and Ruang islands (n of Sulawesi)

Eos histrio histrio
Description
Red and Blue Lory
  • general plumage red; broad violet-blue band to crown; second band from eyes to back; back violet-blue; broad blue band to breast; shoulder feathers, flight feathers and thighs black; under tail-coverts washed with blue; wing-coverts with black tips; tail upperside reddish-purple, underside red; narrow periophthalmic ring dark grey; iris orange-red; feet grey; bill orange-red
  • Female as male
  • Immatures with blue to crown, nape and underneath the eyes; body variably marked dark blue; bill and iris dark
  • Length: 31 cm, wing length 160-180mm
Location
Red and Blue Lory
  • Distribution: Islands of Sanguine and Siao