Eos histrio challengeri Salvadori, 1891:22

Challenger red-and-blue lory



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eos indica Sclater, 1878:578


Now considered an invalid subspecies (Riley et al. 1998).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 10 February 1875



Nenusa Islands, Talaud Archipelago, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Salvadori, T. (1891). Catalogue of the Psittaci, or parrots, in the collection of the British Museum Catalogue of the birds in the British Museum Vol. XX. London British Museum (Natural History).


Other references:

Collar, N. J. (1997). Family Psittacidae (Parrots). In Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott and J. Sargatal eds). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Collar, N. J. et al. (2001). Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book, 3rd edition. Part 3.Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.

Forshaw, Joseph M. (1989). Parrots of the World. London: Blanford Press.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. [p. 169]

Meyer, A. B. and Wigglesworth, L. W. (1898). The Birds of Celebes and Neighbouring Islands. Berlin: Friedlander.

Moseley, H. N. (1879). Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger". London: MacMillan & Co.

Nash, S. V. (1993). Concern about trade in Red-and-blue Lories. TRAFFIC Bulletin 13: 93-96.

Riley, Jon, Hicks, Damien and Wardill, James C. (1998). The identity of [i]Eos histrio challengeri[/i] Salvadori, 1891. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 118(3): 193-196.

White, C. M. N. and Bruce, M. D. (1986). The Birds of Wallacea (Sulawesi, The Moluccas and Lesser Sunda Islands). B. O. U. Check-list No. 7. British Ornithologists' Union.


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