Posted by pets | 15 January 2015

- Loriculus sclateri

Hanging of the Sula


14 cm.. length.

The plumage of the Sula Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus sclateri) is mostly green.

The chin and throat They are red. There are orange-yellow markings on the mantle and in the back. The coverts, rump and tail They are superior crimson, extending to the tip of the tail. Carpal edge red (leading edge of the wing in the “shoulder”). The tail It is green with yellow-green tip. The bill is black.

the female has the irises brown, While the male is pale yellow.

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.

  • Sound of the Sula Hanging-Parrot.
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Description 2 subspecies
  • Loriculus sclateri ruber

    (Meyer,AB & Wiglesworth, 1896) – Similar to the nominal species but red in the mantle and back.

  • Loriculus sclateri Sclater's

    (Wallace, 1863) – Nominal.


Usually they distributed in humid subtropical secondary and primary forest areas or tropical lowland forests until 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.

viewed solos, or pairs or small groups.


The first breeding season begins in January and lasts until April; and if conditions are right, farming activities may again be seen from July to September.

Nest trunks of dead trees, 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. Sunset You can consist of 2 to 4 white eggs. Alone the female incubates the eggs during 20 days, While the male feeds it. Each egg measures of ~ 15 mm to 18,7 mm.


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


Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 30.800 km2

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

Distribution 2 subspecies

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

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

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

A possible threat to its existence are the capture for the bird trade and habitat loss.

In captivity:

Practically 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).

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

Scientific classification:

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

Images Sula Hanging-Parrot:


Sula Hanging-Parrot (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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Classification Loriculus sclateri

  • Loriculus sclateri
  • Subspecies:
  • Loriculus sclateri ruber
  • Loriculus sclateri Sclater's
  • Anatomy of the Psitacidae


    Species of the genus Loriculus

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