Pseudeos fuscata Dusky Lory, Nuri Kelam

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Pseudeos fuscata Dusky Lory, Nuri Kelam


The Dusky Lory (Pseudeos Pseudeos fuscata Dusky Lory, Nuri Kelamfuscata) is a monotypic species of parrot in the Psittacidae family, and the only species of the genus Pseudeos. Alternative common names are the White-rumped Lory or the Dusky-orange Lory. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

The Dusky Lory is short tailed parrot about 25 cm (10 in) long. It is mainly brown and has a whitish back and rump. It has two colour phases; the band across the upper chest together with its abdomen are either yellow or orange. The beak is dark orange and there is an area of bear orange skin at the base of its lower mandible. The irises are red and the legs are grey. The male and females are identical in external appearance. Juveniles are duller with a yellowish back and rump, yellowish-grey irises, and a beak that is yellow at the base and brown/black towards the tip.
Range and habitat

The Dusky Lory’s native range includes New Guinea below about 2500m in both the Indonesian and Papua New Guinean zones of the island. It is also native to the nearby Indonesian islands of Salawati and Yapen.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


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