Wallace's Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus flosculus) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 4 January 2015

    - Loriculus flosculus

    Hanging-from-flowers

    Description

    Of 11 to 12 cm.. length.

    The head of the Wallace's Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus flosculus) is green. Green upperparts with faint orange on the back of the neck: Red supracaudales coverts and rump. Green wings up. Chin Red; rest of the lower Green, lighter in the coverts infracaudales. The tail, at the top, green color with a lighter Green Tip:ends of the side feathers, orange red: -, the tail of a bluish green. The Red-billed; Orange iris; Yellowish-orange legs.

    Female with reduced or non-existent Chin Red.

    Young with the Chin red small. The color of the beak and the duller legs.

    • Sound of the Wallace's Hanging-Parrot.

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    Habitat:

    They seem to need semi-annual humid mountain forests. Birds have been seen in fruit trees, and outside the breeding season gather in small flocks of up to 20 birds. Its altitudinal distribution seems to be closely linked to the distribution of fruiting figs.

    They easily unnoticed due to its small size and green plumage, and they are most often in flight when they can be identified by the size, strident calls and the buzz of the rapid flapping. They are most frequently, whether it is in or flying above the canopy.

    Reproduction:

    There are no data from the reproductive process in nature.

    Food:

    Most of the sightings in 1993, the Wallace's Hanging-Parrot they were in the fig tree in fruit trees, and dependence or specialization in this food resource is more than likely.
    Its diet includes, In addition, nectar, outbreaks, flowers and seeds.

    Distribution:

    Endemic of Flowers. Found at semi-annual primary forest at an altitude between 400 and 980 m (more between 850 and 980 meters during the fructification of the Ficus figs) During observations on 1993. These birds were recorded in the area of Tanjung Kerita Mese, about Paku, to the East of Flowers and proposed as protected area .

    Conservation:
    • Current IUCN Red list category: Danger
    • Population trend: Decreasing

    The destruction of habitat through the combined effects of fuelwood harvesting, logging, the extraction of wood for building materials and authorization for agriculture, together they represent the most relevant threats. Loss and fragmentation of forests is already widespread in Flowers, where there are semi-annual forest below 1.000 meters included within officially protected areas. These threats are compounded by the expansion of the human population, large amounts of needed timber for the construction of housing, and the fact that there is little or no government enforcement of laws. Moist deciduous forest, currently it is destroying extensively through the appropriation of land and the establishment of agricultural areas, a factor that is inevitably shrinking the reach and the population of this species. The logging of forests continues in the coastal strip to make way for crops, illegal logging continues in the protected areas.

    The population is estimated at a number of 2,500-9,999 mature individuals based on an assessment of the known records, descriptions of the abundance and range size.

    Two recent studies have focused on endemic birds of Flowers. Two sites in which inhabits this species for the establishment as protected areas are proposed: Tanjung Kerita Mese and Egon Iliwuli (and Gunung Egon).

    In captivity:

    Very rare in captivity.

    Alternative names:

    - Wallace's Hanging-Parrot, Flores Hanging-Parrot, Wallace's Hanging Parrot (ingles).
    - Coryllis de Wallace (francés).
    - Florespapageichen, Flores Papageichen (alemán).
    - Lorículo do Flores (portugués).
    - Lorículo de Flores (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Loriculus flosculus
    - Citation: Wallace, 1864
    - trong>Protónimo: Loriculus flosculus

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    Sources:

    Avibase
    – Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
    – Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
    BirdLife

    Photos:

    (1) – by © Hanom Bashari – Oriental Bird Club

    Sounds: Allen T. Chartier (Xeno-canto)

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