Size : 5.5 ounces, 12 inches long, wingspan 6-7 inches, tail 3-4 inches long.
Lifespan : 20 or more years.
Breeding : Mating begins in April, usually 3 times per year. Incubation 26 days, 2-3 per clutch.
Habits : Lives in flocks of up to 20 birds.
Diet : Nectar, fruit, and soft-bodied insects.
The red lory is the most common parrot on Buru. It shows more red than any other member of the Eos group. It is commonly found in forested coastal areas of its islands, and its range overlaps the blue-streaked lory and the blue-eared lory. Like other parrot-like birds, it is monogamous, and it lives in large flocks. They are noisy flocks that often live in plantations near settlements. Flocks of over 50 red lories have been seen gathering to feed. Some nocturnal activity has also been noted. The red lory's world population is greater than 1 million, and it is a commonly traded species.