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Purple-bellied Lory - BirdForum Opus

Lorius hypoinochrous
artwork by Bernard Brunet


Both adults in general red, paler on breast; darker red upper abdomen; black forehead and lores to occiput, glossed purple; green wings; blue/purple thighs and lower abdomen; greater underwing coverts red with black margins; underwing band yellow; red tail, widely tipped with dark blue/green. Bill coral red. Cere white. Eye orange/red.


Papua New Guinea.



Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


Calls are described as distinctively nasal in character; also mournful

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