Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

White-naped Lory (Lorius albidinucha)


French: Lori à nuque blanche German: Weißnackenlori Spanish: Lori nuquiblanco

Domicella albidinucha

Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1924,

hills on south-east coast of New Ireland




C#R & SE New Ireland.

Descriptive notes

26–28 cm; 120–146 g. Mainly red, including underwing-coverts; bill reddish orange; crown above line through eye black, bordered by white inverted triangular... read more


Not well documented. A weak rising whistle, “schweet”, which is quite different from the harsh... read more


Forest from 500–2000 m.

Food and feeding

Fruits and flowers of a wild oil palm; seen feeding acrobatically in understorey.


No information available.


No information available.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Common locally throughout its altitudinal range.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2018). White-naped Lory (Lorius albidinucha). 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 23 March 2018).