Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Blue-eared Lory (Eos semilarvata)


French: Lori masqué German: Halbmaskenlori Spanish: Lori de Seram

Eos semilarvata


, 1850,

mountains of Seram




Mountains of Seram (Moluccas).

Descriptive notes

24 cm. Red; bill orange; area from base of bill under eye and onto ear-coverts violet-blue; belly to undertail-coverts violet-blue; primaries black with a red speculum;... read more


Very similar to that of E. bornea; although both species are somewhat variable, the calls... read more


Forest in mountains, above 1350 m; ranges out of forest up into tree heathers, occasionally down to... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar, taking tree heather at highest altitudes.


No information available.


No information; possibly some altitudinal shifts occur seasonally.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Reported to be common to locally abundant, with little current threat from logging, but species is... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Blue-eared Lory (Eos semilarvata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2019).