Blue-capped Lories

Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory lory)

Lories and Lorikeets: Overview (Naming, Range and Description)

Black Capped Lories, Lorius lory lory

 

Black Capped Lory
Lorius lory
Size: 31cm in length
Pet Status: Excellent
Talking Ability: Excellent
Noise Level: Extremely high
Lifespan: 20-25 years
Breeding Ability: Good
Courtship display: Male perches in very upright position with wings spread and head turned to one side, whilst bobbing his whole body up and down.
Number of Eggs: 1-2 eggs
Incubation: 24 days
Compatibility with other species: Very good
Feeding: Nectar/Wet mix/Dry mix
Health Programmes: Follow the Lorikeet Health Programme
Sexing: Surgical or DNA sexing required
The Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory lory) is endemic to Waigeu, Batanta, Western Papuan Island of Misool (Maluku province), Vogelkop, Western New Guinea.

The below information has kindly been provided by Dr. Rob Marshall, Avian Vet

 

Description:

The Black Capped Lory is a medium sized stocky bird with a short, slightly rounded tail.

In the wild they are seen in small groups of up to ten but most frequently live as single pairs. In their native habitat, the have an excellent food supply from dense rainforest. These birds typically form very strong bonds with their owners, a characteristic consistent with their wild habits of bonding only to one or two other birds.

 

Pet Quality:

The Black Capped Lory is playful and animated and makes an excellent pet for those willing to provide significant and meaningful attention. The Black Capped Lory can be very noisy and requires ongoing obedience training to prevent this from becomingan issue ... Talking Ability (compared to other parrots)

They make excellent talkers and excellent pets. Some of the rarer sub-species should be kept as breeders rather than pets. They can be noisy but infrequently. Fairly hard to find and in much demand because of their pet quality.

 

Lories as Pets or in Aviculture

 

Black-capped LoryTaxonomy:

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrots ... Dutch: Breedstaartloris ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory lory aka Domicella lory lory... English: Black-capped Lory ... Dutch: Zwartkaplori, Purperlori ... German: Frauenlori ... French: Lori à calotte noire

Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate:lory, erythrothorax, somu, salvadorii, vindicrissalis, jobiensis, cyanuchen ... CITES II - Endangered Species

 

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Sub-species:

 

Biak Lories aka Bluenape Lories aka Biak Blackcaps:

Distribution: Island of Biak in Geelvink Bay, Western New Guinea

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrots ... Dutch: Breedstaartloris ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory cyanuchen aka Domicella lory cyanuchen ... English: Biak Lory ... Dutch: Biak Lori ... German: Biak Frauenlori ... French: Lori à nuque Mauve ... CITES II - Endangered Species

Biak Lory

 

Blue-naped LoryBeaufort's Black-capped Lories:

Distribution: Northern New Guinea

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrots ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory viridicrissalis aka Domicella lory viridicrissalis ... English: Beaufort's Black-capped Lory ... Dutch: Beauforts Vrouwenlori ... German: De Beauforts Frauenlori ... French: Lori à tête verte ... CITES II - Endangered Species

 

Jobi Lories:

Distribution: Japen and Mios Num Islands in Geelvink Bay, Western New Guinea

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrots ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory jobiensis aka Domicella lory jobiensis ... English: Jobi Lory ... Dutch: Jobi Vrouwenlori ... German: Jobi Frauenlori ... French: Lori de Jobi ... CITES II - Endangered Species

 

Meyer's Black-capped Lories:

Distribution: North-eastern New Guinea

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrots ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory salvadorii aka Domicella lory salvadorii ... English: Meyer's Black-capped Lory ... Dutch: Meyers Vrouwenlori ... German: Meyers Frauenlori, Salvadori Frauenlori ... French: Lori de Salvador ... CITES II - Endangered Species

 

Salvadory Black-capped Lories:

Distribution: Southern Geelvink Bay, Onin Peninsula, West Irian, South-east Papua, Huon Peninsula

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrot ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory erythrothorax aka Domicella lory erythrothorax ... English: Salvadory Black-capped Lory, Red-breasted Lory ... Dutch: Salvadori's Vrouwenlori ... German: Salvadoris Frauenlori ... French: Lori à gorge pourpre ... CITES II - Endangered Species

 

Somu Lories:

Distribution: Southern New Guinea

Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrot ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius

Species: Scientific: Lorius lory somu aka Domicella lory somu ... English: Somu Lory ... Dutch: Somu Vrouwenlori ... German: Somu Frauenlori ... French: Lori à nuque rouge ... CITES II - Endangered Species


 

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