Sangihe Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus catamene) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 21 January 2015

    - Loriculus catamene



    Of 12 to 13,5 cm.. length.

    The Sangihe Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus catamene) It has the head of color green with the front of the Crown and Red bib. Green upper parts with light orange color shawl in wash; Croup and long red tail coats. Wings of green, slightly dark; carpal edge of yellowish-green. With green coverts blue flight feathers.

    Green underparts with yellow belly and red tail coats marked in green. Upper, the tail of green color with red lips; Blue below. Black beaks; Brown irises; Orange legs.

    The female does not have the Crown Red; reduced to a few points bib Red, and green coats the bottom of the tail.

    Young people with carpal yellow edge, lacks Red Crown, But if it shows the Red bib.

    • Sound of the Sangihe Hanging-Parrot.

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    Found in pairs or in small groups around coco and shrubs in bloom flowers, and groups of up to four birds found most frequently in mixed plantations. The species has adapted to secondary habitats and their main food source seems to be the nectar of coconut. A roost of 17 birds is the largest group reported.


    A nest with two eggs was observed in 1985.


    Their main source of food is the nectar of coconut.


    Endemic of the Sangir Islands. Most of the original vegetation in Sangir, It has now been replaced by plantations of coconut and nutmeg, and secondary vegetation of the abandoned gardens. Observations during mid of 1980 It showed that it is quite common in forests of coconut trees, and two pairs were observed in the steep volcanic slopes covered with trees in 1986. In 1995, the species was recorded of all forest habitats on the island from sea level up to around the 900 m (also be meeting around Tahuna). The birds are observed more frequently in fragments of forest and coconut plantations.

    – Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened
    – The population trend: Decreasing

    There are few data on recent trends, There is no evidence of a decrease in continuous and given your apparent tolerance to different secondary habitats, the declines in their population may have been insignificant.

    The population of the Sangihe Hanging-Parrot It is estimated between 10.000 and 46.000 copies.

    The original forest in Sangihe It has been almost completely replaced by the crop, but the species appears to be tolerant to degraded habitats and cultivated areas and there is no evidence of a continuous decrease. Other potential threats include the widespread settlement of large trees in the Decade of 1980, the escaped parrots-borne disease and the volcanic activity in the future (Riley 2002).

    In captivity:

    Is not usual.

    Alternative names:

    - Sangihe Hanging-Parrot, Sangihe Hanging Parrot, Sangir Hanging Parrot (ingles).
    - Coryllis des Sangi, Coryllis de Sangihe (francés).
    - Rotsteisspapageichen (alemán).
    - Loriculus catamene (portugués).
    - Lorículo de la Sangihe, Lorículo de Sangihe (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Loriculus catamene
    - Citation: Schlegel, 1871
    - Protónimo: Loriculus catamene



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


    (1) – Photographer: © Jon RileyOriental Bird Images

    Sounds: Hanom Bashari (Xeno-canto)

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