Mivart, Lories

A monograph of the lories, or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae.


St. George Jackson Mivart. 

This was published by R. H. Porter (London) in 1896.  There were sixty-one plates in quarto.


Lories are parrots distinguished in that order, Psittaciformes, by their having a brush-tipped tongue for which they use to extract nectar.

They are mainly found in New Guinea and the Lesser Sunda Islands (east of the Wallace line), though some occur in Australia, islands in the Pacific, Tasmania, and the Philippines.


More recently, a facsimile edition of the plates was published in Germany by Seibersbach.


This exhibit of Loriidae is featured on three webpages, with links provided at the bottom of each page to access the next page.


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VII  The Red and Blue Lory.

Eos histrio.


The Challenger Lory. 

Eos challengeri.




IX  The Red Lory.

Eos rubra.




XVIII  The Lory of Jobie.

Lorius jobiensis.


The Lory of Rubie.

Lorius rubiensis.



XX  The Lory of Mysore.

Lorius cyanauchen.



XXI  The Purple-naped Lory.

Lorius domicella.





XXIX  Forsten's Lory.

Trichoglossus forsteni.





XXXIV  The Blue-headed Lory.

Trichoglossus caeruleiceps.



XXXV  Swainson's Lory.

Trichoglossus novae-hollandiae.




XXXVII  The Red-naped Lory.

Trichoglossus rubritorques.





 XL  The Yellow and Green Lory.

Psitteuteles (Trichoglossus) flavoviridis.





XLIII  The Scaly-breasted Lory.

Psitteuteles (Trichoglossus) chlorolepidotus.



  LIII  The Palm Lory.

Hypocharmosyna (Charmosyna) palmarum.


The Pigmy Lory.

Hypocharmosyna (Charmosyna) pygmaea.




LV  The Fair Lory.

Charmosynopsis (Charmosyna) pulchella.




 LVIII  Stella's Lory.

Charmosyna stellae.




LIX  Josephine's Lory.

Charmosyna josephinae.



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