The parrots in the Eos genus generally have a red plumage with blue, purple or black markings.

They are native to islands in the eastern Indonesia, where they can be located in forests, mangroves and coconut plantations.

Lories and lorikeets has a special brush-tipped tongue, that is used for gathering nectar and pollen from flowering trees and plants.



Eos bornea
Red Lory

Eos cyanogenia
Black-winged Lory

Eos histrio
Red-and-blue Lory

Eos reticulata
Blue-streaked Lory


Eos semilarvata
Blue-eared Lory


Eos squamata
Violet-necked Lory

Species & Subspecies

  • Eos bornea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Red Lory
    • Eos bornea bornea (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • Eos bornea cyanonotha (Vieillot, 1818)
  • Eos cyanogenia (Bonaparte, 1850) - Black-winged Lory
  • Eos histrio (Statius Müller, PL, 1776) - Red-and-blue Lory
    • Eos histrio histrio (Statius Müller, PL, 1776)
    • Eos histrio challengeri (Salvadori, 1891)
    • Eos histrio talautensis (Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1894)
  • Eos reticulata (Müller, S, 1841) - Blue-streaked Lory
  • Eos semilarvata (Bonaparte, 1850) - Blue-eared Lory
  • Eos squamata (Boddaert, 1783) - Violet-necked Lory
    • Eos squamata squamata (Boddaert, 1783)
    • Eos squamata obiensis (Rothschild, 1899)
    • Eos squamata riciniata (Bechstein, 1811)