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Dusky Lory - BirdForum Opus

Photo by mehdhalaouate
Yapen, Papua New Guinea, March 2005
Pseudeos fuscata


Dusky lory is 25-28 cm, sexes alike.
All birds have dark brown upperparts and a pale crown.
There are 3 colour morphs, red, yellow and orange; the difference is found in the colours of the two narrow breast bands.


Found throughout New Guinea, Salawati and Yapen.


This is seen as a monotypic species[1] by some authorities, while others recognize subspecies fuscata and incondida[2].


Lowland moist forests, cloud forest and mangroves.


Very noisy birds thus easy to spot.


They feed in large flocks on the flowers of different tree species and sometimes seen feeding with the Rainbow lories.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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