The Chalcopsitta genus includes tree species native to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. They are about 31-32 cm long and have a relatively small beak compared to other parrots. All tree species have streaks or markings on the face.

Chalcopsitta is based on the greek words "khalkos" and "psitta" meaning bronze-parrot.


Chalcopsitta atra
Black Lory

Chalcopsitta duivenbodei
Brown Lory

Chalcopsitta scintillata
Yellowish-streaked Lory

Species & Subspecies

  • Chalcopsitta atra (Scopoli, 1786) - Black Lory
    • Chalcopsitta atra atra (Scopoli, 1786)
    • Chalcopsitta atra bernsteini (von Rosenberg, HKB, 1861)
    • Chalcopsitta atra insignis (Oustalet, 1878)
  • Chalcopsitta duivenbodei (Dubois, AJC, 1884) - Brown Lory
  • Chalcopsitta scintillata (Temminck, 1835) - Yellowish-streaked Lory
    • Chalcopsitta scintillata scintillata (Temminck, 1835)
    • Chalcopsitta scintillata chloroptera (Salvadori, 1876)
    • Chalcopsitta scintillata rubrifrons (Gray, GR, 1858)