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Chattering Lory

Chattering Lory
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 3:28
Viewed: 6338
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This bird with the blindingly red plumage was photographed at the Lorikeet Aviary at Marine World. It was bigger and stockier than the lorikeets. I am not sure as to the species, but it might be a Yellow backed Chattering lory, though I did not see a yellow patch on his back.
Please let me know if you can confirm or help with the ID. Thanks.

About the difference between lories and lorikeets. If you have a question about which it is look at the tail. A lorikeet has a very pointed tail and a lory has a more blunt ending to its tail. Generally the lories are larger and more full bodied than the lorikeets too.

Yellow-backed Chattering Lory
Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus

Yellow-backed Chattering lories can be found in the wild on the Northern Moluccan Islands, namely Bacan and Obi.

Their numbers are dropping due to trapping and deforestation.

They are relatively large lories, weighing from 190-225 grams.
They are stocky birds with long, wide tails.


cjcampbell, dew77, TheUnknown, taba, vanderschelden, glazzaro, ramthakur, lemoineth, Hil, marhowie, cedryk has marked this note useful
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The color really attracts your attention. I think I almost can see your reflection in his eye!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-10 3:48]

Hello Manyee,
Wonderful portrait.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked catchlight in eyes,POV,BG,lighting and framing a lot.

Hola Manyee, gran retrato del animal, muy buena definición y gran colorido. Un saludo.
JOsé Luis

wow..............!! brilliant lovely red color....
beautiful PoV and great great sharpness, details are very extravagant....no flash? bravoo!!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-10 4:47]

The head plumage is so vibrant - but I'm not sure what bird it is. Auckland Zoo has the green backed Southern King Parrot or a King Lory, but it doesn't have the yellow on its back. But the head looks the same but it has yellow eyes, not red like yours.
Beautiful capture Manyee, nice and sharp, and definitely very colourful!

Hi Manyee,
A very impressive portrait!
The red is wonderful. Very good sharpness and details. Perhaps I would have cloned away the white specks as they are slightly distracting. Nonethess a good composition, POV and pose. Well done!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-10-10 8:57]

Hi Manyee
what a fantastic colours in red...
great capture and composition, good DOF, POV, sharpness.
well done.

hello manyee
What a colorful shot ,
nice composition and lighting,


Good shot.
Beak and eye are sharp.
Can't help you with ID. Good data concerning the difference between nories and lorikeets.

Takes on a whole new meaning for the term Redhead! ;) Nice detail, well taken and presented.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-10-10 13:45]

Hi Manyee,

Very very red bird. When I close my eyes I still see red :)
Sharp eye and nice background.


What a rich planet our earth is with such lovely creatures finding sustenance on it, Manyee!
The beauty of this close-up image is beyond description.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-10-10 16:29]

wow Manyee, very beautiful bird. I love the deep red color. The image just pops from the background. Very good job and very sharp. I love it.

quel oiseau magnifique,la couleur est superbe et bien net,de plus son oeil et son bec sont très bien capté. Thomas

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-10 17:40]

Hi Manyee

Lovely portrait, I like your composition and POV, superb pose with great eye contact, nice sharp detail with excellent colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-10 22:52]

Hi Manyee,
Cute Lory portrait.
His beak and eye details are amazing.
Nice pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,pose,blurred bg and frame.TFS

Salut Manyee
Très belle photo que ce joli perroquet. Beau cadrage , belle composition et les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Merci et au revoir ....JP

Hi ManYee,
Well done mf. I like the bold red color, sharpness, detail, composition, and POV. Very well composed. Excellent work :)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-11 20:31]

Hello Manyee,
What a colour, what a detail!!! I'm amazed. Perfect portrait.
Best greetings,

Hi Manyee,
Wonderful portrait. Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.


Hello Manyee.

Excellent macro , very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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