Sula Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus sclateri) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 15 January 2015

    - Loriculus sclateri

    Hanging of the Sula


    Of 14 cm.. length.

    To the Sula Hanging-Parrot Sometimes I have treated as a subspecies of the Moluccan Hanging-Parrot, but the two are treated as separate species based on its clear differences in plumage and size.

    The plumage of the Sula Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus sclateri) is mostly green. The Chin and throat are red. There are brands of orange-yellow in the mantle and back. The coverts, rump and upper tail are Crimson, stretching to tip of tail. Edge carpal Red (leading edge of the wing in the “shoulder”). The tail is green tipped with greenish-yellow. The beak is black.

    the female has Brown iris, While the male is pale yellow.

    • Sound of the Sula Hanging-Parrot.

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    Are usually distributed in humid areas of primary and secondary forests in subtropical or tropical lowland forests up to 450 meters above sea level – mainly on the edge of the forest. Can also be seen in remaining tall trees in plantations and cultivated areas.

    Seen alone, or in pairs or small groups.


    The first breeding season begins in January and lasts until April; and if conditions are right – breeding activities you can again see from July to September.

    They nest in dead trees trunks, favor of the narrow hollow long with small entrance holes. Noticed it a female carrying nesting material, that can include pieces of bark, leaves and feathers for lining of the nest. The implementation may consist of 2 to 4 white eggs. Only the female incubates the eggs for 20 days, While the male feeds it. Each egg measures of ~ 15 mm to 18,7 mm.


    Their natural diet consists mainly of berries – particularly wild figs, guava and berries, as well as the flower buds and flowers. They also feed on nectar and seeds.


    Endemic of the Sula Islands (Taliabu, Mangole and Sanana), as well as Banggai and Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes)

    • Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern
    • Population trend: Stable

    The size of the world's population has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in its range (pit et to the. 1997).

    The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.
    The catch for the bird trade and habitat loss are a potential threat to its existence.

    In captivity:

    Virtually unknown in captivity.

    Alternative names:

    - Sula Hanging-Parrot, Sula Hanging Parrot, Sulu Hanging Parrot (ingles).
    - Coryllis de Sclater, Coryllis des Sula (francés).
    - Sulapapageichen (alemán).
    - Loriculus sclateri (portugués).
    - Lorículo de las Sula (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Loriculus sclateri
    - Citation: Wallace, 1863
    - Protónimo: Loriculus sclateri



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


    (1) – “Loriculussclateriwolf” by Joseph Wolf – Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1862 (Web). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

    Sounds: Peter Wilton (Xeno-canto)

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