Lorius hypoinochrous (*)
Lorius hypoinochrous Gray, 1859
* List of the Birds Brit.Mus. pt3 sect.2 p.49
The Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
The Purple-bellied Lory is 26 cm (10 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head, green wings, and purple underparts. Its thighs are purple and its legs are dark grey. Its tail is red with dark green-blue at the tip. Its cere is white. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The three subspecies differ with slightly different plumage colours.
The species Lorius hypoinochrous contains two subspecies:
Lorius hypoinochrous Gray, GR 1859
* Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus Hartert 1898
1. ^ Forshaw (2006). plate 16.
* BirdLife International (2008). Lorius hypoinochrous. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 December 2009.
* Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691092516.
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