A rather large lory of lowland forest and semi-open areas. Mainly brown plumage, medium-length, rounded tail with yellowish undertail, shoulders, thighs and face. In flight show a distinctive yellow front part of the underwing. Pairs often seen in flight. Similar to Dusky Lory, but Brown Lory has a larger head, black rather than red bill and lacks the yellow collar and reddish underparts. Loud and shrill, shrieking calls “krreeee!” and also a nasal “kehh!”.