The Chattering Lory, Lorius garrulus is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered vulnerable, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade. The Chattering Lory is 30 cm (12 in) long. It is mostly red with an all-red head and an orange beak. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The wings are mainly green and the angle of the wing is yellow. Its thighs are green. The tail is tipped with dark green. It has dark grey legs. It may or may not have a yellow area on its back depending on the subspecies. I had never seen or heard of a chattering Lory before this capture, they have amazing bright plumage.
Dunedin Park Otago South Island New Zealand
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 July 2011
I Love Eating My Greens! – Chattering Lory