Eos cyanogenia (*)
Eos cyanogenia Bonaparte, 1850
The Black-winged Lory, Eos cyanogenia also known as Biak Red Lory is a medium-sized, up to 30 cm (12 in) long, long-tailed lory. It has a bright red plumage, black shoulder, red iris, an orange red bill and violet ear-patch behind eye. The underwings are red, becoming yellowish with black tips. Both sexes are similar.
An Indonesian endemic, the Black-winged Lory is distributed to forests and coastal habitat of Biak, Numfor, Manim and Mios Num islands in Cenderawasih Bay, Papua. It frequents and roosts in coconut trees.
Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and hunted in some areas, the Black-winged Lory is evaluated as Vulnerable on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.
* BirdLife International (2008). Eos cyanogenia. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 March 2009.
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