Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Brown Lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei)


French: Lori de Duyvenbode German: Braunlori Spanish: Lori pardo

Chalcopsittacus Duivenbodei

A. J. C. Dubois

, 1884,

New Guinea = Tana Mera


Forms a species-pair with C. atra. Proposed race intermedia (Sepik R area) considered inseparable from syringanuchalis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. d. duivenbodei A. J. C. Dubois, 1884 – N New Guinea from E Geelvink Bay E to Aitape area.
  • C. d. syringanuchalis Neumann, 1915 – NE New Guinea from Aitape area to Astrolabe Bay.
  • Descriptive notes

    31 cm. Generally warm mid-brown; bill, skin around bill, and bare orbital ring black; forehead and feathers around bill yellow, shading to mid-brown, with narrow yellow... read more


    Calls include rather high-pitched short screeches and staccato metallic notes, lower-pitched... read more


    Primary lowland and tall secondary forest, up to 200 m; sometimes seen along forest edge.

    Food and feeding

    No information available.


    Apr. In captivity: 2 eggs; incubation lasted 24 days; nestling period around 11 weeks.


    No information.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Apparently irregular in numbers, common in some places and rare in others within range.

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2019). Brown Lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei). 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).