Red Lory parrots, Taronga Zoo, Sydney
The Red Lory shown in these photos is part of the collection of exotic birds kept in Taronga Zoo in Sydney. I’ve never seen this species in its natural habitat because they are endemic to the Indonesian islands of the Moluccas and nearby islands. It certainly would be a stunning bird to see in it natural environment. The Wikipedia article says it is a popular aviary bird and I can well imagine that its bright colours being very attractive to collectors and bird admirers.
The bird shown here was photographed in a walk through aviary at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.