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Brown Lory


Bird Type: Parrots & Parakeets

Scientific Name: Chalcopsitta duivenbodei

IUCN World Conservation Status: LEAST CONCERN

Also known as the Duivenbode’s Lory, these inquisitive birds have excellent personalities and are very sociable animals.

They are incredibly playful and mischievous and have very loud voices! Of over 300 species of parrot, this bird’s colour combination is unique with its brown and bright yellow feathers. Unlike other species of lory, this bird tends to live in small groups or pairs

Where in the world?

Native to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Threats in the wild


The brown lory’s natural habitat is tropical and subtropical lowland forests. They prefer open areas and will roost in trees bearing lots of flowers.


Their diet is made up mostly of nectar, from fruit and flowering trees. They are said to have a much less adventurous diet than other species of parrot.


These birds nest in tree hollows. Female lories will lay 2 eggs per clutch. She will sit and incubate the eggs for 28 days before they hatch.