Tag Archives: Domicella coccinea (Latham)

Eos histrio ssp. histrio (Statius Müller)

Red-and-blue Lory (Eos histrio ssp. histrio)

The Red-and-blue Lory is divided into two respectively three (if accepted) subspecies, two of which being extinct now.

The nominate was restricted to some of the Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, it reached a size of about 31 cm, it was bright red with several bright blue patches.

*********************

Depiction from: ‘G. D. Rowley: Domicella coccinea (Latham). Ornithological miscellany 3: 123-129. 1878’ 

(public domain)

*********************

edited: 21.02.2020