Red Lory (Eos bornea) - HBW 4, p. 342
French: Lori écarlate
Spanish: Lori Rojo
Other common names: Moluccan/Moluccan Red(!)/Buru Lory
Taxonomy: Psittacus borneus Linnaeus, 1758, Borneo, India; error = Ambon.
All six Eos species comprise a superspecies. Various populations have been awarded separate races, on basis of purported size differences; however variability within these populations, or evidence of clines, suggests size cannot be used as a subspecific character. “E. goodfellowi” seems likely to represent immature of present species introduced to Obi. Proposed races bernsteini and rothschildi invalid, as variation is clinal. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cyanothorus (Vieillot, 1818) - Buru.
- bornea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Ambon, Haruku, Saparua, Seram Laut, Watubela, Tayandu and Kai Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird perched, calling Locality Hong Kong Zoo, Hong Kong
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2002 7 years ago 24 sec 4.5
A bird moving on branches and calling Locality Central Park Zoo, Central Park, New York City, New York, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 1 July 2005 7 years ago 29 sec 4
A bird moving among branches and calling Locality Hong Kong Zoo, Hong Kong
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2002 7 years ago 29 sec 3.8
A locally captive bird, perched on a post. Locality Ambon, Maluku Islands (Indonesia) (ssp bornea)
Josep del Hoyo 19 November 2011 2 years ago 19 sec 3
Short view of a bird climbing on a branch. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2009 3 years ago 9 sec 3
A bird on a perch. Locality Jardín del Papagayo, Benicarló, Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain
Jesús Laborda 10 August 2009 4 years ago 8 sec 3
Two birds allopreening.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 3.8
Two perched birds.
Locality Buru, Maluku Islands (Indonesia) (ssp cyanothorus)
mehdhalaouate 8 August 2006 4 years ago 3.3
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp bornea)
Tomasz Doroń 4 July 2010 1 year ago 3.3
back side of male
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp eos b.borneo)
iggino 20 July 2008 5 years ago 3
Locality Belgium (ssp eos b.borneo)
iggino 5 years ago 3