Black-capped Lory
Lorius lory

Nikon D80, 1/60s at f7.1, ISO:100, 70-300 mm at 86mm


"Black-capped Lory." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. The Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) also known as Western Black-capped Lory or the Tricolored Lory, is a parrot found in New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands. It is a colorful and relatively robust lory (31 cm). There are seven subspecies, all with green wings, red heads and body around the wing, a black cap, grey-black cere, yellow underwings, and blue legs and belly. Most also have a blue nape and mantle (area between wings on the back). It remains overall widespread and common, but the subspecies cyanuchen is relatively rare, with fewer than 5000 individuals remaining.
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore (captive birds)
 
07/07/2007