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Blue-eared Lory
Eos semilarvata
Information
Common Name Ceram Lory, Half-masked Lory and Seram Lory
Range island of Seram in Malaku province, Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittacidae
Loriinae
Loriini
Genus Eos
Species Eos semilarvata
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Blue-eared lory (Eos semilarvata), also known as Ceram lory, half-masked lory or Seram lory, is a species of parrot found only on the island of Seram in Malaku province, Indonesia.

The blue-eared lory is the smallest Eos at 24 cm long. It has a red body with blue cheeks, chin, and ear-coverts, purple-blue abdomen and undertail coverts, and black streaked wings. The adult has an orange beak with juvenile's pink.

The blue-eared lory is sometimes found in the altitude as low as 800 m, but primarily from 1600-2400 m. It feeds on flowering trees, including tree-heathers above the tree-line. The flocks are small.

A common species in its limited range, the blue-eared lory is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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