Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus pusillus) | Pets

    Posted by pets | 5 January 2015

    - Loriculus pusillus

    Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot


    Of 12 cm.. length between 25 and 30 grams.

    The head of the Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus pusillus) is bright green. Green upperparts with a pale orange-yellow in the blanket wash; rump and bright red supracaudales coverts. Green wings up, under, Turquoise with green coats. Bright yellow throat, rest of the lower region of bright green. Green tail feathers at the top, with lateral yellowish and pale blue coats down. The peak of orange color; yellowish-white irises; legs Orange.

    Female and immature with very small yellow of throat.

    • Sound of the Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot.

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    Reported along the edges of the forest, and in the marshy forests of the lowlands to 1.850 meters above sea level.
    Possibly nomadic in response to local plant phenology.

    The species shows great activity, climbing acrobaticamente on the canopy at time of collection, and resting and sleeping mouth below as well as other members of the genus.

    The birds are alone, in pairs or in groups of up to eight individuals.

    The largest groups sometimes gather in trees to feed. Although discrete, the hanging of Java to the attention, Since fly among the trees they beat their wings emitting the characteristic hum, accompanied by shrill calls.


    The implementation is usually two eggs, deposited in the hollow of a tree, Palm or arbol-helecho, from time to time in an old nest of a barbet or Woodpecker. Nesting in West Java has been recorded between March and may.


    They feed on nectar, fruit (including the Ficus figs), leaves and flower buds, as Cassia and Erythrina.


    Endemic of Java and Bali, where it is usually rare. The world's population is thought to be superior to 10.000, but it may have decreased due to the logging of forests

    • Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened
    • Population trend: Decreasing

    The world's population has not been quantified, It is thought that it is superior to 10.000 copies. The species is described as usually you uncommon throughout its area of distribution (pit et to the., 1997).

    There are no data on population trends; However, the species is suspected that it is falling at a moderately fast pace, due to the loss and degradation of its habitat.

    In captivity:

    Rare in captivity.

    Alternative names:

    - Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot, Javan Hanging-Parrot, Little Hanging-Parrot, Yellow throated Hanging Parrot, Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot (ingles).
    - Coryllis à gorge jaune (francés).
    - Elfenpapageichen (alemán).
    - Lorículo do Java (portugués).
    - Lorículo de Java, Lorículo Javanés (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Loriculus pusillus
    - Citation: Gray,GR, 1859
    - Protónimo: Loriculus pusillus



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


    (1) – The Bali Children's Project
    (2) – By Jiří Hruška – biolib

    Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

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