Red-checked Parrot
Geoffroyus geoffroyi

Red-checked Parrot

Description

21 to 27 cm. length and a weight between 130 and 180 g..

Red-checked Parrot

The face of the Red-checked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi) is of color rojo-rosaceo up to just above the eyes, more pink in the ear-coverts; front of the crown of color rojo-rosaceo. Half of the crown to the nape mauve-blue. Upperparts green. Wings with patch red in them Middle coverts interiors.

Flight feather with vane Dark internal and external Green. Edge of yellow to vane internal of greater coverts and secondaries. Wing feathers and axillary, bright blue; below, the rest of the wings, blackish. The underparts green, more yellowish in them lower flanks. Upper, the feathers of the tail of color green, drenched sides of yellow; below, brighter yellowish green.
The bill red orange in upper mandible, the lower mandible in color black; irises yellow; legs grey.

Female with head Brown and upper mandible black.

Youth they have the head green, irises dark and bill pale. Juvenile males undergo a plumage “female stage” until they begin to acquire male characters (bird takes over one year to mature). The birds young also lack of the brand red on them small coverts.

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Description of the 16 subspecies
Subspecies
  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi cyanicollis

    (Müller, 1841) – The darker male in general that the nominal; blue purple of the crown comes to the part back from the neck; neck light blue; Marron-bronce washing variable on the mantle and top of the back; Green bluish in the part superior of the chest and zone inferior of the abdomen ; brown reddish of them coats internal of the wings absent; Blue more dark in them Underwing coverts. Larger in size.
    The female with the head more dark that the nominal; broadcasting purple in it crown; nape blue, reaching the neck with color blue light.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi obiensis

    (Finsch, 1868) – Adults as the subspecies Blue but collar Blue in the part back from the neck more comprehensive, reaching almost up to the eyes; blue-purple in the male or brown in the female not arrive until the part low of the occiput; reddish brown in the bottom of the back to rear.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi rhodops

    (Schlegel), 1864) – Similar to the subspecies males floresianus, but darker in general; marks of the coats internal of the wings of color brown reddish dark; crown Blue separate with red in the face; Underwing coverts Blue more dark. Larger in size.
    The female with the crown castano-oscuro color.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi Explorer

    (Hartert, 1901) – Synonymous with Geoffroyus geoffroyi rhodops

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi keyensis (Finsch, 1868) – The male resembles the subspecies floresianus, but in general more greenish-yellow, in particular in the tail; cheeks Pink and ear-coverts washed with Blue Lilac; Yellow greenish pale in the neck through the part back from the neck and a strip Green, darker, in the early part of the neck; Underwing coverts Blue pale. Larger in size.
    The female chestnut brown on the head.
  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi floresianus

    (Salvadori, 1891) – The male is like the nominal, but darker in general; the blue purple of the crown It's darker and reached to the nape; coats internal of the wings dark reddish brown; Blue more dark them Underwing coverts. Larger in size. Largest peak.
    Female with the crown Brown dark, coming up to the nape.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi

    (Bechstein, 1811) the subspecies nominal

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi timorlaoensis

    (Meyer, 1884) – The subspecies resemble adults Kei, but smaller.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi pucherani

    (Souancé, 1856) – Adults and juveniles with bronze-colored marking of the parts internal of the wings, minimal or absent; the mantle have less marron-bronce washing; Brown more pale in the part low of it back; the buttocks with less red; coats dark blue low the wings.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi minor

    (Neumann, 1922) – Male adults are as the subspecies aruensis, but with reddish brown under the back to rear; face darker red; washing Marron-bronce in the the mantle; brands in the coats internal of the wings minimal or absent.
    The female as the subspecies aruensis, but with the head of brown slightly more dark.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi jobiensis

    (Meyer, 1874) – Adults and juveniles but with Underwing coverts pale blue; bright red in the lower part of the back to the rear; in males, the red in the forecrown back to the front of the crown.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi mysoriensis

    (Meyer, 1874) – Males as juveniles, but with the crown blue-purple color, down on the back of the neck, and red in the face, coming up to the throat; washing marron-bronce absent in the the mantle; extensive reddish brown marks in inner median coverts; Underwing coverts dark blue; dark brown in the bottom of the back to rear.
    The female as juveniles, but the color brown in the crown comes to the part back from the neck.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi orientalis

    (Meyer, 1891) – Hardly differs from the subspecies aruensis; Crown of the male is slightly more pale.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi sudestiensis

    (Dream, 1890) – The adult male is similar to the subspecies aruensis, but with the underparts darker; the trademark brown reddish of them coats internal, absent.
    The crown and nape of the female, is dark green.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi cyanicarpus

    (Hartert, 1899) – The adult male is similar to the subspecies aruensis, but with azul-lila wash in them cheeks and ear-coverts; bend of wing has edge blue.
    The female is as the subspecies aruensis, but the crown and nape Brown, with light green dye; edge blue in the part outside of the wing as in the male.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi aruensis

    (Gray, 1858) – Similar to the species males nominal, but blue purple darker from the crown up to the nape; inner coverts a reddish brown marked darker; Blue more dark in them Underwing coverts.
    The female Brown darker from the crown even the nape.

  • Geoffroyus geoffroyi maclennani

    (W. D. K. Macgillivray, 1913) – The male is similar to the subspecies aruensis, but darker in general; the Red of the face is darker and more uniform; Underwing coverts Blue pale.
    Female similar to the female of subspecies aruensis, but darker in general; head dark brown; Underwing coverts Blue pale.

* The varieties sumbavensis and tjindanae proposed as subspecies are synonymous of floresianus; rhodops stresemanni; explorator It is also synonymous of rhodops.

Habitat:

Distributed by primary and secondary forests, tree savannas, plantations, Open forests, mangrove forests and farmland, a altitude of 1.400 m. Usually replaced by the Blue-collared Parrot at higher altitudes. Exclusive tropical jungle in the North of Australia. View the birds, generally, flying high above the trees, making calls to cries.

Groups of birds in the North of Australia, many even in family units, they have been observed leaving their roosts early, to feed into the dense jungle; in their flights to areas of foraging, We have seen some of these birds perched in the upper branches of the trees, by calling aloud for a few minutes and dithered wings before continuing. The reason for this unknown behavior can be a way of requesting food due to early maturation.

During the day, the birds are less visible, they can draw attention by discarded food falling from their food trees.

They are usually in couples, in small groups or assembled in groups in fruit trees.

Reproduction:

The nest It is a hole that the birds excavate in a rotten limb of a tree from the forest, sometimes in a knot in the trunk; probably only the female excavates. The entrance to the nest is of 80 to 90 mm. wide, and the tunnel, that it can twist in order to hide the eggs, You can have a length of 42 cm.. Includes the implementation of 2 to 4 eggs. The female alone incubates and is fed by the male during this time. In the West, the breeding season It takes place between April and September at least, month in which a live nest was found in Seram.
In New Guinea, the nesting is been registered during several months more, including February in the North and between the months of April to December in other places.
In Australia, in where the season seems to extend is from August to December, little information about the cycle reproductive is available.

It is known that the species It has never been raised successfully in captivity.

Food:

The diet It includes seeds, fruits and flowers. The birds tend to hang acrobaticamente to reach their food.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 793.000 km2

Generalized from the West of Lombok, through the Moluccas, the lowlands of New Guinea, and observed in the groups of associated Islands, to the East of Rossel in the Louisiade archipelago.

The species can also be observed in the northeast of the Cape York Peninsula, Australia, at its southern end, and North ranges up to Morotai in the northern Moluccas. In many areas, throughout its distribution area, is the most abundant Parrot (rarer over the 800 meters above sea level), even around inhabited areas. Despite this, It may be extinct in Ambon.

Distribution of the 16 subspecies
Subspecies

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, Although it is estimated above 1.000.000 of copies. The species according to sources, is of common to abundant much of its area of distribution (pit et to the. 1997).

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats, Although you can that its population is affected by the capture in various parts of its area of distribution.

Lorito Carirrojo in captivity:

Very rare or impossible to see in poultry.

Passive Parrot. Extremely susceptible to stress and disease; they may die suddenly without apparent reason. Few times you live long in captivity

Alternative names:

Red-checked Parrot, Red cheeked Parrot, Red-cheeked Parrot (ingles).
Perruche de Geoffroy, Eclectus de Geoffroy, Éclectus de Geoffroy (francés).
Rotkopfpapagei (alemán).
Papagaio de bochechas vermelhas (portugués).
Lorito Carirrojo, Lorito de Mejillas Rojas (español).

Johann Matthäus Bechstein
Johann Matthäus Bechstein

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Geoffroyus
Scientific name: Geoffroyus geoffroyi
Citation: (Bechstein, 1811)
Protonimo: Psittacus Geoffroyi

Red-checked Parrot images:

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Red-checked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi)

Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
Wikipedia
Birdlife
parrots.org

Photos:

(1) – By Ron Knight (Flickr: Red-cheeked Parrot) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – By Nick Athanas/Tropical Birding – Birds-pet-wallpapers
(3) – A male perched in a tree by Josep del Hoyo – Lynx
(4) – A male and a female looking for a suitable nest by mehdhalaouate – Lynx
(5) – By markharper1 [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Marc Thibault (Xeno canto)

Guaiabero
Lunulatus lunulatus


Guaiabero

Description

15 cm.. length between 62 and 77 g. of weight.

Guaiabero

The head of the Guaiabero (Lunulatus lunulatus), is mainly green, strongly impregnated of color blue light around them eyes, in the lores, the chin and (vaguely) on throat. Mantle slightly of a green over dark that it crown, bordered above pale yellowish green.

Primary coverts blue; the others wing-coverts, greenish. The flight feather with the vane Blue external, alula bluish. Uppertail bright green, great coverts Underwing bordered with yellow; rest of the underwings with pale yellow bar in all vane internal of flight feather (except the primaries outermost). Underparts uniform Green, slightly paler which the upperparts. Tail closed from color green bright by over, pale blue below.

Bill greyish black; irises dark brown; legs gray.

The female much less blue sign in the face, and has yellowish the part back from the neck and rump, both showing darker scalloped.

Immature are like females, but with the bill lighter.

Subspecies description

  • Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Lunulatus

    : (Scopoli, 1786) – Nominal

  • Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Lunulatus

    : (Parkes, 1971) – The male is like the intermedius, but with the plumage, in general, more yellow, above all in the underparts; face and neck nuchal darker and more bluish green; cheeks with less blue. The female as in the intermedius, but in general with more plumage yellow; rump and the nuchal collar more yellow and brighter. The youth adult females are.

  • Lunulatus lunulatus intermedius

    : (Salvadori, 1891) – The face of the male is blue dark dyed in purple; neck brilliant blue. Female bordered blue in the throat; cheeks pale green; Green more pale around them eyes; neck yellow-orange. The youth are like the female adult.

  • Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Lunulatus

    : (Steere, 1890) – The cheeks of the male are green, Blue around them eyes, Blue throat; neck darker and brighter blue than the lunulatus; yellow tint to green in the head. The female as of the lunulatus, but the head tinted yellowish-green. The youth adult females are.

Habitat:

It inhabits in open forests, forests and its vicinity, secondary vegetation, Savannah, farmland, gardens and mangroves, in the lowlands up to approximately 600 meters above sea level. The birds gather at fruit trees, sometimes in groups of up to 50 Member. Easier to detect in flight. While they feed on move silently and can be difficult to locate.

Reproduction:

The ecology of the species, little is known. A female in farming conditions It was observed during the month of March.

Food:

The diet includes fruit, especially the guavas (Psidium guajava)

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 212.000 km2

Limited to the lowlands of the Philippine Islands, including Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Leyte and Panaon.

Distribution of subspecies:

  • Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Lunulatus

    : Nominal

  • Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Lunulatus

    : Samar (central Philippines)

  • Lunulatus lunulatus intermedius

    : Northern Philippines (Leyte and Panaon)

  • Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Lunulatus

    : Mindanao (Southern Philippines)

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, Although estimated at more of 50.000 specimens. The species, According to sources, it is enough common in all its limited area of distribution (pit et to the. 1997).

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

Lorito Guayabero in captivity:

Almost unknown in captivity.

Parrot quiet and gentle. Sensitive to stress and infections, primarily by protozoa. Strict hygiene is necessary to protect this species of infectious diseases. They must be kept in pairs.

Alternative names:

Guaiabero (English).
Guaiabero lunulé, Perruche lunulée, Psittacule lunulée (French).
Stummelschwanzpapagei (German).
Guaiabero (Portuguese).
Lorito Guayabero, Lorito Guayabo (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Bolbopsittacus
Scientific name: Lunulatus lunulatus
Citation: (Scopoli, 1786)
Protonimo: Psittacus ephypium


Guaiabero (Lunulatus lunulatus)

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) – Guaiabero (Lunulatus lunulatus) By Luis V. Limchiu [CC BY-SA 3.0, GFDL or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – A painting of a green parrot by Edward Lear. It looks like a female Guaiabero (Lunulatus lunulatus) Edward Lear [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Paul Noakes (Xeno-canto)

Salvadori's Fig-Parrot
Psittaculirostris salvadorii

Salvadori's Fig-Parrot

Description

19 cm.. length and a weight of environment to the 118 g..

The forecrown and crown of the Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is bright green with a little blue diffusion; cheeks and ear-coverts elongated yellow gold; area behind the eyes, pale blue: yellow the nape.

Upperparts green; internal parts of flight feather, orange-red at their ends. Under, the wings opaque green. Top of the chest with bright red band, rest of the underparts bright yellowish green, brighter and clearer than the upperparts. Upper, the tail green; Yellow below.

Bill black; irises red-brown; legs grey,

Female lacks the band scarlet chest, evident in the male, which it is substituted by a band It is showing some green opaque red feathers on the sides.

Youth equal to the adult female but duller overall; band pale blue chest, weak or invisible. Iris reddish brown.

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Habitat:

The Salvadori's Fig-Parrot is distributed in the forests, along their edges, partially cleared areas and close to human settlements. Birds subsist mainly on the seeds of figs, and groups are fed into the cup of fruit trees, sometimes mixed with other species. Hang it upside down to feed, and they can make brief forays above the canopy. The species is found more often in pairs or in small groups, and nests colonies.

Reproduction:

Little is known of its ecology

Food:

Their diet consists mainly of figs and other fruit.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 81.500 km2

THE Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is endemic to the North of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. You can see in the forests of lowlands from the eastern edge of the Cenderawasih Bay to the Humboldt Bay (approximately 137 ° to 141 ° East), reaching inside through the northern slopes of the Van Rees mountains to 700 meters above sea level. Not rare within its small range.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Decreasing

This species is suspected of slow to moderate decline due to loss of habitat, limited degradation and some pressure for his capture.

Its population is estimated around the 10,000 specimens.

In the past, This species has been caught in a relatively large number for the cage bird trade, both for the domestic and foreign markets, with a total of 1.582 birds exported from Indonesia between 1985 and 1990 (Beehler 1985, Nash 1990b , KD Bishop in litt., 1996, 1997to collar), and 1.791 between 1990 and 2001, When the species registered trade ceased (UNEP-WCMC 2007). However, the true extent of trade is unknown and is likely to be overlooked by many hunters in the preference of the most coveted and abundant species (B. Beehler in litt. 2012).

Lorito of Salvadori in captivity:

Susceptible to stress and disease.

Very rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

Salvadori’s Fig-Parrot, Salvadori’s Fig Parrot, Whiskered Fig-Parrot, Yellow-cheeked Fig Parrot (English).
Psittacule de Salvadori (French).
Salvadorizwergpapagei, Salvadori Zwergpapagei, Salvadori-Zwergpapagei (German).
Papagaio-dos-figos-de-salvador (Portuguese).
Lorito de Salvadori (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Psittaculirostris
Scientific name: Psittaculirostris salvadorii
Citation: (Oustalet, 1880)
Protonimo: Cyclopsittacus Salvadorii

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Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii)

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) – Album parrots – parrots

Sounds: Hans Matheve (Xeno-canto)

Edwards' Fig-Parrot
Psittaculirostris edwardsii


Edwards' Fig-Parrot

Description

18 cm.. length and weight around 105 g..

The Edwards' Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris edwardsii) you have the front and a bright yellowish-green Crown, with a green stripe on the back; neck greyish-Brown band above the band of gris-negruzco color that extends into the eye; area before and just behind the eyes, green. Elongated lower and throat feathers red headphones orange fire, with some green basal feathers interspersed and ends the headphone rear (also elongated) golden yellow with orange.

Dark green back: curve of the wing marked in blue. Black flight feathers marked with green in vane outer (except the primary outer) and with vane internal yellow, forming a set of bars under her wings; marked inner coverts reddish-orange. The wings of blue-green feathers, the longest with yellow tip. Ruff of blue purple color with some lighter green feathers; Centre of the breast and upper belly of a showy orange-red; flanks, supracaudales yellowish-green coverts and thighs. Upper, the Green tail; undertail, opaque yellow olive.

Black Peak; reddish brown to Brown irises; light grey legs.

The female of the Edwards' Fig-Parrot It lacks the heart of red on the chest and upper abdomen, and it has a wider blue-purple band on the chest, inset below with red.

Immatures resemble females, but with the headphones coverts greenish yellow.

Habitat:

The Edwards' Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris edwardsii) they are distributed between the humid lowland forests, partially cleared areas, wooded edges, as well as many rural communities, up to about 800 meters above sea level.

The birds are usually found in pairs or small noisy flocks, Although groups have been found for up to 400 birds collected in the canopy of fruit trees.

Rapid movements are, and usually they hang you upside down to reach food.
Has been in mixed flocks with the Double-eyed Fig-Parrot.

Reproduction:

Nesting behavior of the Edwards' Fig-Parrot they have been observed since January through may. In October he was seen a male rubbing its peak with the female and hovering above its perch. The nest is in a hole, at the top of a tree in the forest.

Food:

The diet consists of fruit, including the Ficus figs and casuarinas, nectar and probably insects

Distribution:

Endemic to the lowlands of the North of New Guinea in Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea. It is commonly distributed in the Northeast all Jayapura along the coastal lowlands and inland to around of Pagwi, Chamhri Lake and the Jimi River. Observed in the region of the Sepik River, extending eastward to the lowlands of the Huon peninsula and the Markham River. The world's population is believed to be in excess of 100.000.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population Edwards' Fig-Parrot It has not been quantified, It is estimated around the 100,000 specimens. The species according to sources, is common to very frequent, at the local level (pit et to the. 1997).

The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

Edwards parrot in captivity:

Active Parrot, need space to exercise. It has nice voice, harmless. Initially shy and nervous, It is customary to the caregiver with the time. You can die suddenly without apparent reason.

It is very rare in poultry.

Alternative names:

Edwards’ Fig-Parrot, Edward’s Fig Parrot, Edwards’ Fig Parrot, Edwards’s Fig Parrot, Edwards’s Fig-Parrot, Scarlet-cheeked Fig Parrot (English).
Psittacule d’Edwards (French).
Edwardszwergpapagei, Edwards Zwergpapagei, Edwards-Zwergpapagei (German).
Psittaculirostris edwardsii (Portuguese).
Lorito de Eduardo, Lorito de Edwards (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Psittaculirostris edwardsii
Genus: Psittaculirostris
Citation: (Oustalet, 1885)
Protonimo: Cyclopsittacus Edwardsii

Edwards' Fig-Parrot images:

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Edwards' Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris edwardsii)

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) – Indonesia Traveling Guide – by Farelli in Indonesia Bird
(2) – Birds-pet-wallpapers
(3) – “Psittaculirostris edwardsii” by http://www.birdphotos.comhttp://www.birdphotos.com/photos/v/parrots/IMG_3537b.jpg.html. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(4) – By Michal Pilař – Methodological Portal
(5) – By Katerina Tvardikova – New Guinea Birds

Large Fig Parrot
Psittaculirostris desmarestii


Large Fig Parrot

Description

18 cm.. length and a weight between 108 and 126 g..

The Large Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris desmarestii) is a small Parrot, Chunky, of head large, with one tail short of tip, can only be confused with the Double-eyed Fig-Parrot.

The Large Fig Parrot have the front of the crown burning Orange, paler towards the nape; lores orange red; area above and below the eye, clear turquoise and bright blue-violet; cheeks and elongated headphones feathers bottom of color green pale bright, diffuse orange in the Center. Stripe blue in the part back from the neck.

Upperparts green, with a wash light color olive on the part lumbar and Hip; coverts of the wings green, with orange spots at the tip of the greater coverts more internal; vane outside of the flight feather more blue-green that the coverts and with margin yellow on the tips; vane blackish brown internal; bend of wing light blue. Wing feathers Turquoise Green (the longest yellow); below, the wings, with yellow band in vane inner, with the exception of the primaries outermost.

The underparts of a green more light, broken by a close and continuous band of pale blue at the top of the chest, bordered below by a reddish-brown band.

Upper, the tail green; below greyish green.

The bill black; irises dark brown; legs gray-green.

The females the males are, except in the lowlands of the South where lack of yellow in the back of the neck, present in males (in this species, young birds are like the female).

The immature they have a crown of color yellowish dirty in it most of the subspecies, Although the immature of the Southeast they have the crown green. In Misool, the juveniles they have a blue dot in the eye that is lost with the plumage of the adult.

  • Sound of the Large Fig Parrot.
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Subspecies description
  • Psittaculirostris Psittaculirostris desmarestii

    : (Desmarest, 1826) – The nominal.

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii blythii

    : (Wallace, 1864) – Males and females are similar to the occidentalis, but with cheeks bright orange-yellow; the blue color under the eyes, absent.

    The youth, similar to adults, but with blue under the eye.

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii occidentalis

    : (Salvadori, 1876) – Both the male and the female with the cheeks and throat golden yellow, becoming yellow bright in the elongated ear-coverts; Blue pale and greenish below the eyes; absent the blue color of the neck.

    The youth, equal to adults.

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii intermedius

    : (Victoria, 1909) – Both adults similar to the nominal species, but much deeper orange color of the crown and nape; cheeks Green and ear-coverts Yellowish orange to some feather-tipped; the nuchal collar blue, minimal or absent.

    The youth, equal to adults

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii godmani

    : (Ogilvie-Grant, 1911) – In the male, the blue color in the occiput and under the eye, is absent; orange-red in the crown and nape with a yellow stripe on the back of the neck; cheeks and headphones coverts bright; the band light blue above the chest is more extensive, but the red-orange band below is absent or minimal. The female is green on the back side of the neck, absent yellow band.

    The youth, equal to adults.

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii cervicalis

    : (Salvadori & D ’ Albertis, 1875) – Male and females are similar to the subspecies godmani, but with the nape and back neck , are blue; darker blue chest band; Orange the part low of the chest and the abdomen.

    The youth with the crown and nape green.

Habitat:

The Large Fig Parrot are found in the land low and forests in the hills, riparian forests, edge forest and occasionally in sheets, usually below 1.100 m, at the local level to the 1,650 m.

Very active, are released from branch to branch and quickly fly in groups of 2 to 6 birds through the trees in search of food, make calls constantly.

Reproduction:

Its breeding season It has registered in various moments of the year, with reproductive behaviors observed in July and September. Little is known of their habits of breeding but is has observed that use them nests communally, in groups of up to three couples, also it has observed them in noisy groups in the vicinity of alleged nests high in the trees.

During the courtship, mutual grooming is common, and during copulation the male places one foot on the back of the female and one on its perch.

Food:

The diet is made up mainly of figs and their seeds, nectar, and probably insects.

Birds gather in small groups to feed at the top of the fruiting fig trees. Cut the fruit with their sharp beaks to expose seeds.

Distribution:

Size area (reproduction / resident): 82.400 km2

West and South of Irian Jaya, Indonesia New Guinea, Since the Islands of Papua (West Batanta, Salawati and Misool), through the peninsulas of Vogelkop to Bomberai and Onin in the South, and in the North of the Peninsula Wandamen, in the South and East of the lowlands and hills (in the area of Karimui) 137 ° E, reaching around of Popondetta on the North coast of the peninsula of Southeast. The species is unique and common to locally, with a stable world population estimated at more of 150.000 specimens. The subspecies Psittaculirostris desmarestii occidentalis they are declining, probably because the bird trade and habitat loss.

Distribution of subspecies
  • Psittaculirostris Psittaculirostris desmarestii

    : The nominal – West of New Guinea (East of regions of peninsula Vogelkop)

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii blythii

    : Islands of Misool (West of Papua Islands)

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii occidentalis

    : West of peninsula Vogelkop, Salawati and Batanta Islands

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii intermedius

    : West of New Guinea (peninsula Onin)

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii godmani

    : South of New Guinea (from the southeast of Irian Jaya to Fly River)

  • Psittaculirostris desmarestii cervicalis

    : Southeast of New Guinea (from Fly River at the East end of Papua New Guinea)

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Decreasing

The size of the world population Although not it has quantified, It is thought that it may be above the 150,000 specimens. The species, According to sources, is usually rare and local (pit et to the. 1997).

The population is suspected that it may be in decline due to the destruction of habitat and fragmentation underway, and perhaps also by the captures for the bird trade.

Desmarest parrot in captivity:

Rare in captivity.

The Large Fig Parrot It Active and playful. Pretty quiet; only makes noise when shaken. It is customary to caregiver quite easily. You can stay in the colony only in a large aviary.

Alternative names:

Large Fig Parrot, Demarest’s Fig Parrot, Desmarest’s Fig Parrot, Desmarest’s Fig-Parrot, Flame-headed Fig Parrot, Large Fig-Parrot (English).
Psittacule de Desmarest (French).
Buntbrust-Zwergpapagei, Buntbrust-Zwergpapgei (German).
Lóris-da-cabeça-dourada-de-desmarest (Portuguese).
Lorito de Desmarest (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: c
Scientific name: Psittaculirostris desmarestii
Citation: (Desmarest, 1826)
Protonimo: Psittacus Desmarestii

Large Fig Parrot images:

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Large Fig Parrot (Psittaculirostris desmarestii)

Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
Birdlife
parrots.org

Photos:

(1) – By Zdeněk ChalupaBiolib
(2) – By Vladimir MotyčkaBiolib
(3) – Would Janmad (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – animalphotos
(5) – “Buntbrust-Feigenpapagei desmarestrii Psittaculirostris 090501 We 228“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sounds: BAS van Balen (Xeno-canto)

Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Cyclopsitta Diophthalma


Double-eyed Fig-Parrot

Description

13 to 16 cm.. length and a weight between 25 and 56 g..

The Double-eyed Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta Diophthalma) half of the crown, lores, cheeks and headphones feathers bright Scarlet color with some slightly elongated feathers; bright turquoise brand above and in front of the eyes, that it extends slightly backwards above and below; Green line above and behind the eyes; violet-blue mark under the red light on the back of the headphones feathers that extends to the throat; narrow yellowish Orange behind the red band of the crown, Fusion to the green in the part back from the crown.

Upperparts with indistinct diffusion of color bright green olive on the the mantle. Wing coverts, bright green; primary coverts blue; primaries with vane external of color blue turquoise pale and vane Blackish internal; flight feather (except the primary outer) with band of yellowish white color visible from below; inner coverts marked in red, wing feathers bordered with yellow green.

The underparts paler; Green over yellow that the upperparts, with a strong Flash of yellow along the flank, about the bend of wing. Upper, the tail green; grey below.

Robust bill, notched grey lead and a blackish tip; cere dark grey; irises dark brown; legs Green grey.

The female has the cheeks brown, not red.

Immature as the females. The young male acquire the plumage adult in 14 months.

  • Sound of the Double-eyed Fig-Parrot.
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Subspecies description
  • Cyclopsitta diophthalma Diophthalma

    : (Hombron and Jacquinot, 1841) – The nominal

  • Diophthalma diophthalma aruensis - male

  • Diophthalma diophthalma aruensis

    : (Schlegel, 1874) – Of 14 cm.. length. The plumage is greenish-yellow, the blue area on the eyes has greenish hue , Blue cheeks are lined with mauve colouration and extends to the bottom of the peak.

    Female similar to the male but all the red marks are replaced by a pale blue.

  • Diophthalma diophthalma coccineifrons

  • Diophthalma diophthalma coccineifrons

    : (Sharpe, 1882) – Of 14 cm.. length.

    It is usually something more dark. The Crown is red bordered with a broad yellow band.

    The female has less yellowish white.

  • Diophthalma diophthalma virago - male

  • Diophthalma diophthalma virago

    : (ECTION Hartert, 1895) – Of 14 cm.. length.

    Green is more pale, the red zones of the face are less extensive and more pale.
    Yellow edge of the very weak Crown.

    Juveniles as adult females

  • Diophthalma diophthalma inseparabilis

  • Diophthalma diophthalma inseparabilis

    : (ECTION Hartert, 1898) – Of 14 cm.. length.

    The Red coloration is reduced to a small spot on the forehead, the rest of the forehead is bluish.

    Similar to males females.

    Juveniles as adult females.

  • Diophthalma diophthalma macleayana

  • Diophthalma diophthalma macleayana

    : (EP Ramsay, 1874) – Of 14 cm.. length.

    The Red is reduced to a red spot in the front area and lower cheeks. The yellow border in the area of the Crown is absent, sides of the forehead and eyes blue with green. The azul-violaceos edges of the cheek extends to below the peak.

    Females more yellowish and the bottom of the cheeks is white Brown.

    Equal to the adult female juveniles.

  • Diophthalma diophthalma marshalli

  • Diophthalma diophthalma marshalli

    : (Iredale, 1946) – Of 14 cm.. length.

    Green is more beige and the azul-malva coloration extends to the area under the peak.

    Females have pale blue color where the male has red and blackish brown cheek bottom area.

    Juveniles as adult females.

  • Diophthalma diophthalma coxeni

  • Diophthalma diophthalma coxeni

    : (Gould, 1867) – It's a bit more large, about 15 cm.. approximately, No red forehead and face with some reddish feathers, the cheeks and orange headphones feathers. Blue front clear and without yellow stripe. The area of the eyes is absent blue. Blue edges of the bottom of the cheeks is variable.

    The females are more yellowish with less or absent red in the face.

    Equal to the adult female juveniles.

Habitat:

The Double-eyed Fig-Parrot are sedentary, with some dispersion after the breeding season. It is in a range of habitats from low to medium altitude, including jungle, secondary vegetation, on the edge of the Woods, riparian forest and occasionally dry forests and open forests of eucalyptus.

In Australia There are also birds in parks, Gardens, scrub, cultivated areas and mangroves; the Diophthalma diophthalma coxeni, probably, concentrated in the alluvial forest, but it was also visible in the forests of dry lowlands and hills of rainforest.

The species is highly dependent of the Ficus figs in all habitats.

The birds are usually found in pairs or in small groups, calling the attention with their constant calls acute while flying above the canopy.

They feed in silence, moving quietly through the foliage, often shopping its presence only by the fall of remains, Since break the shell of the fruit to reach its seeds.
Outside the breeding season, groups of up to 200 birds can be nested together, dissolving into smaller groups to feed themselves during the morning and afternoon.

When alarmed, they move their wings in an agitated manner.

During the rainy season, the bathroom is made with wet foliage, and mutual grooming is common.

Reproduction:

The time of breeding of them Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, probably begins in New Guinea during the month of March, in Australia the main season runs from August to November.

When the birds are played are divided into pairs, territorial around their food trees. The nest It is a cavity that is expanded in a trunk at a height between 8 and 20 meters above the ground. The female conducted most of the preparation of the nest, He takes refuge in the hollow and spends much of the day there during its excavation. She can experiment with more than one nest.

Courtship feeding is common. The entrance hole is about 4 cm in diameter, and putting two white eggs are deposited, at intervals of 48 hours, in one camera, some 20 centimetres below the entry hole.

The incubation hard 18 days, and the young leave the nest in 7-8 weeks, After having been fed during the first 3 to 4 weeks, only by the female. They return to settle in the hollow for a short period of time after having left the nest.

Food:

The fig seeds they are their main food, birds often return to the same ripe fruits ending all their seeds. The diet also includes whole fruits small, nectar, larvae of insects and fungi or lichens collected crusts. Birds may feed in groups with others Fig parrots and, in Australia, with Rosella parakeets and other species of parrots.

Distribution:

The Double-eyed Fig-Parrot is distributed throughout much of New Guinea and parts of the northeast of Australia. At the West end is located in Waigeo, Salawati, Misool and Rafiau in the Islands of West Papua, Indonesia.

Is widespread but distributed unevenly through the continental part of New Guinea, absent only in the center of the Doberai peninsula and the central belt of mountains above the 1.600 m, Although there have previously been to 1.800 meters at the local level.

You can see in the Aru Islands and Fergusson, in the Islands Goodenough in the Group D ’ Entrecasteaux, and in Tagula in the Louisiade group.

In Australia, the most northerly of the three isolated populations, is the tip of the Cape York Peninsula, from Jardine River in the Northwest of the country, to the South, around East of Lockhart River, sometimes in the South to the extreme north of the Princess Charlotte Bay; the population Centre occupies the coastal district of everything Cooktown in the North through Cairns and the District Atherton, about South of Townsville; the southern-most population, now very reduced, with less than 50 records in the last century, formerly stretched from Gympie, Queensland, to the South, about Richmond River, New South Wales, arriving inland up to the Bunya mountains (in 1976 two birds were about the Koreelah National Park, in February and two close Lamington National Park in December).

The estimate of the world population is above the 100.000 individuals and stable, but the State two of its subspecies is less secure:

– Cyclopsitta Diophthalma macleayana: has a population of 5.000 individuals and may be in decline, Although multiply in parks and gardens around Cairns.
– Cyclopsitta Diophthalma coxeni: just left 200 birds, After having reduced its population as a result of the destruction of the forests of lowlands along its limited distribution area.
– The third Australian subspecies, Cyclopsitta Diophthalma marshalli It is still quite common.

In New Guinea, the species dispersed, and is considered to be rare in the Doberai peninsula and absent from many parts of the lowlands of the South, is mainly distributed in the Highlands of the South basin. The Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot It probably replaces this species in much of this area. It is likely that the species has not been recorded accurately due to its small size and discreet habits. Protected by law in Australia. The Diophthalma diophthalma coxeni appears in the Appendix I of the CITES

Distribution of subspecies

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population Double-eyed Fig-Parrot It has not been quantified, Although it is estimated at more than 100,000 specimens. However, the Diophthalma diophthalma coxeni is in critically endangered, with a population between 50 and 200 individuals; the Diophthalma diophthalma macleayana with a population of some 5.000 individuals and the Diophthalma diophthalma marshalli generally uncommon

The population, of the nominal species, is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

Lorito Dobleojo in captivity:

Rare in captivity.
Not social with people. Welcome in the distance.

Alternative names:

Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, Double eyed Fig Parrot, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Two-eyed Fig Parrot (English).
Psittacule double-oeil (French).
Rotwangen-Zwergpapagei (German).
Papagaio-do-figo-de-cara-azul (Portuguese).
Lorito de Cuatro Ojos, Lorito Dobleojo, Lorito de la higuera de doble ojo (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Cyclopsitta Diophthalma
Genus: Diophthalma
Citation: (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
Protonimo: Psittacula diophthalma

Double-eyed Fig-Parrot images:

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Double-eyed Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta Diophthalma)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – “Cyclopsitta diophthalma-Birdworld Kuranda, Queensland, Australia-male-8a” by ShotophotoDouble Eyed Fig ParrotUploaded by snowmanradio. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(2) – John Gerrard Keulemans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – “Cyclopsitta diophthalma-Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland, Australia-male-8” by James Island from Brisbane, Australia – Double-Eyed Fig-ParrotUploaded by snowmanradio. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(4) – “Cyclopsitta Diophthalma (female) -Cairns-8” by David Cook Wildlife Photography – originally posted to Flickr as Double-eyed Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta Diophthalma). Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(5) – Birds-pet-wallpapers
(6) – By tamandua – PBase

Sounds: Andrew Spencer (Xeno-canto)

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot
Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot

Description

11 to 13 cm.. length and a weight between 27 and 34 g..

The forecrown of the Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii), back of the crown and area behind the eyes are a deep blue; pale yellow the lores, throat and both sides of the head; black spot on the back of the cheek; Orange the top part of the abdomen; the interior of the wing-coverts Yellow-edged; wide bands of pale yellow under the wings. Bill Blackish grey. The eyes dark brown.

The female similar to the male, but pale yellow on the front of the cheeks black and white on the back. Front of the cheeks bordered below green with blue stripe; the ear-coverts on both sides of neck, orange; underparts green.

The immature as females, but orange, Since the ear-coverts and sides neck to the area below, faced with the cheeks; chest male washed with orange-brown.

  • Sound of the Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot.
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Description of the 7 subspecies
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii gulielmitertii

    (Schlegel, 1866) – The nominal

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii nigrifrons

    (Reichenow, 1891) – 13 cm.. length. Area of the forecrown, crown and behind the eye, black. Female without chest Neither abdomen orange, cheeks white-yellowish color bordered by a blackish band. Back of the cheeks and headphones feathers bright orange. Below the black band greenish blue. The youth they are equal to adults.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii ramuensis

    (Neumann, 1915) – It is more small, about 11 cm.., with the area of the forecrown, crown and behind the eye Black interspersed with dark blue, cheeks and headphones feathers whitish in colour. Breast and abdomen cream color. Females as males but behind the eye and cheeks with a broad black patch interspersed with dark blue. Breast whitish interspersed with orange feathers. Abdomen brighter yellowish green. The youth equal to adults.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii amabilis

    (Reichenow, 1891) – It is more small, a few 11 cm.. Front, crown and rear of the eye matte black. Cheeks Black interspersed with dark blue. Females similar to the males but with the patch from behind the eye Black interspersed with dark blue matte. Headphones feathers whitish. The juveniles as in adult females but with the upper part of the chest greener

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii suavissima

    (Salvadori, 1876) – Smaller, a few 11 cm.., area of the forecrown, crown and behind the eye blue color, great patch on cheek black. Headphones feathers and cheeks white-yellowish color and chest and top of the abdomen reddish orange. The female It has a hue of different reddish orange and black spot of the cheek is Matt and interspersed with dark blue color. The youth adult females are, but marks of the head they are more off.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii fuscifrons

    (Salvadori, 1876) – As the diophthalma gulielmitertii suavissima but the area of the forecrown, crown and back of the eye, blackish brown. The females similar to the Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii suavissima But back in the cheeks, front and behind the eyes blackish brown. The youth as adult females.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii melanogenia

    (Rosenberg,HKB, 1866) – Of 11 cm.. length. The male is as the diophthalma gulielmitertii suavissima, the female also with the fused in light green Orange tones in the abdomen. The youth are like adults.

Habitat:

It is distributed in the rainforest, swamp forest, forest of Melaleuca , dense sheets and partially cleared areas from sea level to a 300 meters above sea level, rarely recorded in higher altitudes to the 800 m, the largest known altitude is 1.100 m.

They are usually in small groups assets of 6 to 10 individuals, whether it is flying above the treetops, or congregate where can feed on figs and other fruits in the canopy or plants at lower levels.

The feed can be difficult to detect, since they climb around the silent tree trunks, Although they can swing upside down as they feed on, sometimes dropping food.

Reproduction:

The nests of the Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot found in arboreal termite, at the top of the trees of the forest. Up to three holes can be dug., and nesting they can be community. The nests also found at the base of a complex of epiphytes. There is little information available upon the breeding season, activity in apparent nests have been observed between the months of September and June. These sites can, However also, have been used to settle, and a record in January of a male regurgitating food near an entrance hole probably indicates breeding during that month at least.

Food:

The diet includes seeds of figs and other fruits, as well as small whole figs, nectar flower e insects occasional.

Distribution:

Widely distributed, abundant and easily observable in the lowland tropical rainforest, throughout much of New Guinea. The Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot most Western they are isolated, only seen in Salawati in the West of the islands of Papua, and in the lowlands of theDoberai peninsula, West Papua.

In other parts of New Guinea the range is continuous through the lowlands of the North of the eastern edge of Geelvink Bay around the Memberamo River, throughout the region of the Sepik River and the lowlands of the Huon peninsula, to Milne Bay, at the eastern end.

The range continues westward through the lowlands of southern New Guinea across regions Puari and Fly River to the lowlands of Southeast of West Papua, on the 138 ° E; also in the Aru Islands.

The Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot seems to be more common in the South of New Guinea in the North.

Distribution of the 7 subspecies
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii gulielmitertii

    : The nominal

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii nigrifrons

    : North of New Guinea between Mamberamo and Sepik Rivers.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii ramuensis

    : District Ramu River, North of Papua New Guinea; It is thought that it may be a cross between the nigrifrons and the amabilis, therefore, probably not a valid subspecies.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii amabilis

    : Northwest of Papua New Guinea from peninsula Huon to Milne Bay.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii suavissima

    : Southwest of Papua New Guinea West of Gulf of Papua.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii fuscifrons

    : South of New Guinea between Mimika and Fly Rivers.

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii melanogenia

    : Aru Islands, Indonesia.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, due to the recent taxonomic divisions, Although it is estimated over the 100,000 specimens.

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

Orange-breasted parrot in captivity:

Rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot, Blue-fronted Fig-parrot, Orange-breasted Fig Parrot, Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (nominate), Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Orange-breasted) (English).
Psittacule à poitrine orange, Psittacule à poitrine orange (nominal), Psittacule à poitrine orange (nominale), Psittacule à poitrine orange (race nominale) (French).
Orangebrust-Zwergpapgei (German).
Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii (Portuguese).
Lorito de Pecho Naranja, Lorito Pechinaranja (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii
Citation: (Schlegel, 1866)
Protonimo: Psittacula gulielmi III

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot images:

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Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(1) – animalphotos
(2) – A female Orange-breasted Fig-parrot in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany By Quartl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – A male Orange-breasted Fig-parrot in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany – “Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii qtl1” by QuartlOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(4) – Birds-pet-wallpapers
(5) – animalphotos

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Black-billed Hanging Parrot (2)
Loriculus philippensis bonapartei

Description

Black-billed Hanging Parrot
14 cm.. length.

The Black-billed Hanging Parrot (2) is a subspecies of the Colasisi (Loriculus philippensis) being the only member of the genus, in the Sulu archipelago. The combination of the Red Crown on front, merging Orange gold neckband, and the black Bill are the brand identity of the Black-billed Hanging Parrot for both sexes. Apart from lacking these characteristics, the most similar species within the subspecies of Loriculus philippensis, the L. p. apicalis and L. p. dohertyi, They have the necks much red orange and orange strong diffusion in the mantle.

The female of the Ceylon Hanging-Parrot has the Red Crown, reddish diffusion in the mantle, peak red and a whitish iris (males do not have the Red bib of birds of Sulu).

Loriculus-bonapartei-Distribucion

The front of the Crown of the Black-billed Hanging Parrot is red, shading back in Orange and yellow in the back of the Crown, with a clear line of demarcation of the Green mantle; bright green cheeks and Lores. Orange robe loosely washed in the Center; rump and bright crimson tail coverts (Blue Suffusion on sides of rump). bright green wings vane internal to blackish flight feathers. Feathers of the wings of Turquoise Green: below, the wings of blue. The Chin and throat bright Scarlet; rest of the underparts of bright green. Upper, the Green tail; Blue below. Black Peak; Brown irises; Orange to greyish legs.

Habitat:

The species is little known, But habits and ecology are presumably similar to the of the Colasisi. Commonly found front groves of coconuts on the coast, inside you have registered in forests, as well as partially cleared areas. Observed feeding on flowers of Palm and flying between the trees.

Reproduction:

The breeding season starts around February and may continue until may. An average clutch can coasts of 2 to 4 eggs. Parents make their nests on top of the cavities of the trees.

Food:

Their natural diet consists of nectar, seeds, red fruits (especially wild figs), berries and flowers

Distribution:

Restricted to islands in the Sulu archipelago. Philippines, among them: Sibutu, Bongao, Sanga Sanga, Manuk Manka, Tawitawi, Siasi and Jolo.

Conservation:

There is no data

Black-billed Hanging Parrot (2) in captivity:

The captive breeding of this once rare species have been; It has however occurred in communal aviaries.

Alternative names:

Black-billed Hanging Parrot, Black-billed Hanging-Parrot (English).
Coryllis de Bonaparte, Coryllis à bec noir (French).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Black-billed Hanging Parrot
Citation: Souance, 1856
Protonimo: Loriculus Bonaparte

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Black-billed Hanging Parrot (Black-billed Hanging Parrot)

Sources:

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

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