Black-capped lory

In Lorikeet Landing at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Like the larger parrots, black-capped lories (Lorius lory) are equipped with tapered wings and pointed tails that enable them to fly swiftly in search of flowering and fruiting trees. As noisy as they are colorful, lories are also natural acrobats.


  • Where to see them: New Guinea
  • Length: 11 in
  • Habitat: Rainforest and swamp forest
  • Diet: Pollen, nectar, flowers, fruit, and insects
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