The Black Lory, also called Rajah Lory, comes from Indonesia. Its plumage is not entirely black but has red
or brown mottling, a blue rump and red/yellow in the tail.
nominal subspecies of Black Lory can have some maroon/brown
feathers giving it a maroon sheen in the light. It also has a blue rump and
a flaming red and yellow under-tail. Male and female have
similar plumage. Young have red mottled feathers that are
moulted out as they mature.
One of the subspecies,
Chalcopsitta atra insignis, known as the Rajah
Lory, has red on its face above the beak and on the cheeks,
red "shoulders", red thighs and red underwings. It has the
same flame-coloured under-tail of a red base and yellow end.