A Thanksgiving Bird
|Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee)
|Date Taken: 2008-08-06|
|Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Travelogue: Bali, Indonesia|
|Date Submitted: 2008-11-27 11:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|On this day of THANKSGIVING in the United States,|
I am thankful for the HOPE we have to get through these rough times.
I am thankful for the BEAUTY we can find in nature.
I am thankful for the LOVE from my FAMILY and FRIENDS...
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS,
WHEREVER THEY MAY BE,
FOR BEING WHO THEY ARE,
AND SHARING OF THEMSELVES!
And many thanks again to Steve Pryor (cuckooroller) for his help with the ID of this beautiful parrot.: )
The Black-capped Lory, Lorius lory, also known as Western Black Capped Lory or the Tricolored Lory, is a parrot found from Java through New Guinea. It is a colorful and relatively robust lory (31 cm). There are seven subspecies, all with green wings, red heads and body around the wing, a black cap, grey-black cere, yellow underwings, and blue legs and belly. Most also have a blue nape and mantle (area between wings on the back). The subspecies vary considerably in color.
Inhabits the primary forest and forest edges in most lowland areas up to 1000m (sporadically to 1750m), but not monsoon forest or coconut plantations. Usually found in pairs and occasionally in groups of 10 or more. Their diet includes pollen, nectar, flowers, fruit and insects. The cyanuchen subspecies is somewhat endangered, with fewer than 5000 individuals remaining.
This photo was taken at the Bali Bird Park.
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This is Lorius lory (Black-capped Lory).
Superb colours and good capture of the bird.
Thanks for sharing.
En voila un qui voir le vie en couleur.