Black Lory

Chalcopsitta atra

The Black Lory is distributed to open habitat and lowland forests of Western New Guinea and surrounding islands. This is one of the largest lories. There are two distinct populations of it: the eastern bird population Chalcopsitta atra insignis have reddish face, shoulder, thigh and underwings while the western population and nominate form Chalcopsitta atra atra of West Irian Jaya are mainly black.

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

Genus Chalcopsitta
Subfamily Loriinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth