Chattering Lory (Lorius garrulus)

Origin: North Maluku, Indonesia
Sighted at: Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Austin, TX

“Chattering” is an apt description for this guy. He wouldn’t stop chirping once he discovered I was willing to listen. He had no words or phrases (I’m not sure this species can imitate speech, actually) but all of his chirps were distinct, and I’m sure they were very interesting and insightful.