Black-capped Lory Lorius lory

Black-capped Lory
Black-capped Lory
A Black-capped Lory obligingly showing its black cap above as it uses a twig to scratch its neck.
The species comes from Papua New Guinea and other Indonesian islands. There are several similar subspecies in different areas with variations in plumage.
Black-capped Lory tongue viridicrissalis A Black-capped Lory showing its brush-tipped tongue for gathering nectar. Possibly the viridicrissalis subspecies in view of the black mantle.
Black-capped Lories The more usual royal blue mantle.
Black-capped Lory The blue-purple shoulder mantle. Some species have Royal Blue, one has black. Some have an extensive mantle, one has a thinner collar.
Black-capped Lory I hate to use a picture with cage mesh but its the only that shows the pretty royal blue underside with gold under-tail. Some subspecies have less blue on the belly and some have blue dungarees with shoulder straps.
Black-capped Lory: Lorius lory lory
Black-capped Lory - Belgian flag
The subspecies above, with the lovely trinomial of Lorius lory lory, has the blue dungarees with shoulder straps. (For American readers, the British term "dungarees" refers to "bib overalls".) Also showing the "Belgian flag" underwing of red, yellow and black.
Black-capped Lory: Lorius lory lory
Black-capped Lory
Two different subspecies above
Black-capped Lory
Black-capped Lories
Black-capped Lories