Collared Lory

Adult birds are around 20 cm  long and exhibit slight sexual dimorphism. The male has bright scarlet cheeks, throat, breast, and upper abdomen. The crown is dark purple. The nape is lime green and red and some of the feathers on the nape are elongated. The wings, back, and tail are greenish. The lower abdomen is purple. The bill is yellow-orange, the feet pink-orange, and the irises are orange-red. The female is similar but with a paler crown that has a greenish hue posteriorly. Juveniles are duller with vague purple transverse striations on the upper abdomen and breast, and they have a brown beak and pale brown irises.

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The Collared Lory is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Collared Lory (Phigys solitarius) is a monotypic species of parrot in the Psittacidae family, and it is the only species in the genus Phigys. It is endemic to the islands of Fiji. It is the only Fijian rainforest bird to adapt to urban landscapes and can be found in urban Suva. Measuring 20 cm (8 in), it has bright red underparts and face with a purple crown and greenish upperparts. Males and females are similar in plumage, although the latter have a paler crown. More

more than one Collared Lory you should allow the birds plenty of space. Collared Lories in captivity eat honey, grain flakes, flowering branches, hard-boiled eggs, insects like mealworms, fruits like mangos, softened biscuits or pollen, and Brewer's Yeast. Many of these ingredients are combined in commercial Lory feeds. These birds are not very amenable to changes in their diets. The Collared Lory is agile and quick in flight and is not too noisy. It can be kept in an aviary indoors of 12 by six by six feet in dimension. More

The Solitary or Collared Lory is an endangered species that is endemic to the larger islands of the Fiji, and on the Lau Islands outwards to Lakeba and Oneata. Fossil evidence shows that it once occurred in Tonga - an island group southeast of Fiji, but early human settlers caused its extinction. More

The Solitary or Collared Lory is the only species in the genus Phigys. They are found on the larger Fijian islands, where they are quite common and will occasionally visit gardens and coconut plantations. They inhabit moist, forested areas of the islands they live on. Collared Lories get their common name More

The Collared Lory is generally a hard-to-miss bird despite its small eight-inch length! Its plumage is red, and the lores, crown, and forehead are washed with a lovely contrasting dark purple color. The crown of females is a lighter blue color than that of male Collared Lories, and may even have a greenish coloring toward the posterior. Green feathering compliments the under-wing coverts, back, flight feathers, tail, and under-tail coverts of both sexes. More

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The Solitary or Collared Lory is an incredible little lory found on the larger Fijian islands; Lau Archipelago south to Lakemba and Oneata. The sexes are alike, with the forehead, lories & crown, as well as the abdomen being a deep purple. It gets it's common name "collared" from the elongated bright green feathers on the hind neck and mantle. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Phigys
Species : solitarius
Authority : (Suckow, 1800)