Green-fronted Hanging Parrot (Loriculus tener) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 3 January 2015

- Loriculus tener


Green-fronted Hanging Parrot

Description

Measured around 10 cm.. length and approximately 12 grams.

The head of the Green-fronted Hanging Parrot (Loriculus tener)(Loriculus tener) is green. Upperparts Green except for the rump and the upper coverts of the tail that are yellowish-green. The wings they are green with vane internal darker towards the flight feather.

Below, - wings Blue with Feather coverts green. Chin red orange; rest of the underparts green. Upper, the tail green, pale blue view from below.

The bill black; iris yellowish white; legs yellowish brown.

The female have the front part of the crown and the face blue.

The young birds they lack the orange patch of the throat and your bill is pale-brown.

Habitat:

A species very little known. Has been recorded along of the edge of forests and partially cleared from the lowlands up to the low hills areas.

Reproduction:

There is practically no information. Only a nest found, in the stump of one areca palm.

Food:

There is practically no information, but it is suspected that they feed on flowers and small fruit, generally speaking, alone or in pairs, and often hung upside down.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 26.300 km2

Endemic to the Islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, registered in New Britain, New Ireland, Duke of York and New Hanover.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

This little known species is classified as Near-threatened, Since it is believed that it has a moderately low population that is limited to the lower forests. These areas are developing rapidly in oil palm plantations and therefore the population is undoubtedly decreasing.

In New England, the logging of forests in the lowlands for conversion to oil palm plantations has been intense in recent decades.

The population size is between the 10.000 and the 19.999 mature individuals.

In captivity:

Usually they are not in captivity.

Alternative names:

- Green-fronted Hanging Parrot, Bismarck Hanging Parrot, Bismarck Hanging-parrot, Green fronted Hanging Parrot, Green-fronted Hanging-Parrot (ingles).
- Coryllis des Bismarck, Coryllis à front vert, Coryllis des Bismark (francés).
- Bismarckpapageichen, Goldstirnpapageichen, Zartpapageichen (alemán).
- Lorículo de las Bismarck (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Loriculus
- Nombre científico: Loriculus tener
- Citation: Sclater,PL, 1877
- Protónimo: Loriculus tener

Images hanging of the Bismarck:
Loriculus tener. Image from page 18 of "Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club" (2007) - (N. J. Collar © Natural History Museum)

Loriculus tener. Image from page 18 of “Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club” (2007) – (N. J. Collar © Natural History Museum)

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Green-fronted Hanging Parrot (Loriculus tener)

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) – “Loriculus tener Smit” by Joseph Smit – Ornithological Miscellany. Volume 2. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://Commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/file:Loriculus_tener_smit.jpg#mediaviewer/file:Loriculus_tener_smit.jpg

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