Vernal Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus vernalis

Vernal hanging

Description

Solo 14 cm.. length and 28 g. of weight.

The head of the Vernal Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus vernalis) is bright green, lighter and more yellowish in the chin. Rest of the upper region green, with the bottom of the back, rump and upper coverts bright crimson. Wing coverts a little darker than the the mantle green. Primaries bright green with vane inner Blackish and a blue-green light diffusion in the feathers of the vane outer; secondaries Black with exterior bands of green and a bit of green in vane inner. Under the wing a brilliant turquoise blue, except coverts and axillary, that are pale green. The underparts more greenish-yellow that the upperparts, with a patch light blue in the throat. Upper, the tail green; Turquoise Blue below.

Bill coral red with yellow tip: irises Brown to yellowish-white; the legs they pale brown to yellowish Orange.

The females they are slightly more off than males and have a patch Blue in the throat less extensive.

The young birds lack of the patch Blue in the throat and have a bill paler, the rump narrow and green feathers of the tail and legs brown.

The young birds they need at least a year to mature.

  • Sound of the Vernal Hanging-Parrot.
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Habitat:

Some movements, possibly related to seasonal rains, have been observed, but they require further study. The species is found in a variety of habitats, including Evergreen deciduous forests and, next to clear forest, secondary growth, bamboo thickets, orchards and too grown crops, up to approximately 2.000 m.

The birds are found in pairs, nuclear families, loose herds of up to 50 individuals or groups mixed with other birds. Their size and coloration make it a discrete ave, but they are not shy and finds them feeding in the canopy, Sometimes the attention of an observer with short flights and circular around the tops of the trees.

Jump between the branches and climb swiftly using both beak and legs, sometimes form ‘ spirals’ to ascend. Lie, They groom and sleep strung upside down one or both legs, Although juveniles may remain in vertical position, scratching your head over the wing.

Reproduction:

As the Agapornis, cut small strips of bark, leaves and other plant materials, they put them in the contour feathers and carried them to the nest as an overlay. The breeding occurs between January and April; between two and four whites, often spotted brown eggs, they are deposited in the cavity of a rotten trunk. The narrow entrance is sometimes enlarged by birds, and the deep hole can extend below the ground level in exceptional cases.

The incubation, that lasts around 22 days, It is carried out by the female. The male helps to feed the chicks as they mature over a period of five weeks.

Food:

They feed on acrobatic form of nectar in the trees in flower (for example, trees of Coral Erythrina) and in fruit trees especially figs Ficus or guava (Psidium guajava), as well as various berries and seeds such as bamboo species and the Casuarina. Also consume collected potted Palm wine, and they can then take, and damage to orchards.

Distribution:

Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 6.460.000 km2

Generalized, from the West coast of the India some 19 ° North, through at least Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura, and is also distributed in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In Nepal is distributed in small amounts in the lowlands of the Terai , and also have been in the area of Chitwan.
Observed in Bhutan; Southwest of Sichuan through Yunnan, and possibly in Kwangtung, in China; Sylhet, Quotation mark and Chittagong in Bangladesh; Myanmar including the Mergui archipelago: Thailand Around South of 10 ° North (also observed to the South, on Phuket Island); Laos; Cambodia; and Viet Nam. The species has not been recorded in Sikkim, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, It is thought that it may be above the 1.000.000 of copies. The species according to information, is very rare in China, in general, common in other places (pit et to the. 1997).

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

Lorículo Vernal in captivity:

Number in captivity

Alternative names:

Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Indian Hanging Parrot, Indian Hanging-Parrot, Indian Lorikeet, Vernal Hanging Parrot (English).
Coryllis vernal, Coryllis d’Inde, Loricule vernal (French).
Frühlingspapageichen, Frühlings-Papageichen (German).
Lóris-indiano (Portuguese).
Lorículo Vernal (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Scientific name: Loriculus vernalis
Citation: (Sparrman, 1787)
Protonimo: Psittacus vernalis

Vernal Hanging-Parrot images:

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Vernal Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

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 vernalis-Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India-male-8-1c” by Loriculus_vernalis_-Ganeshgudi,_Karnataka,_India_-male-8. jpg: viwakederivative work: Snowmanradio – This file was derived from: Loriculus_vernalis_-Ganeshgudi,_Karnataka,_India_-male-8. jpg . Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(2) – “Vernal Hanging Parrot” by Jason ThompsonFlickr: Vernal Hanging Parrot. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(3) – By viwake [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – A male bird – Author vasanthan.p.jlynx
(5) – “Loriculus vernalis-Prague Zoo, Czech Republic-male-8a” by Jozef MurgašZOO Praha 34Uploaded by snowmanradio. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sounds: Mathias Ritschard (Xeno-canto)

Sangihe Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus catamene

Sangihe Hanging-Parrot

Description

12 a 13,5 cm.. length.

The Sangihe Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus catamene) has the head Green with the front of the crown and the bib red. Upperparts Green with light wash of color orange in the the mantle; rump and long tail coverts red. Wings green, slightly dark; carpal edge brighter yellowish green. The flight feather blue with green coverts.

The underparts Green with the belly Beige and tail coverts of color red marked in green. Upper, the tail of color green with lips Red; Blue below. The bill black; irises brown; legs orange.

The female not have the Red of the crown; the Red of the bib reduced to a few points, and green the coverts infracaudales.

The immature with carpal edge yellow, lack of crown red, But if the bib red.

  • Sound of the Sangihe Hanging-Parrot.
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Habitat:

Found in pairs or in small groups on them flowers of coconut and shrub in flower, and groups of up to four birds found with greater frequency in plantations mixed. The species is has adapted to habitats side and their main source of food seems to be the nectar of coconut. A roost of 17 birds is the largest group reported.

Reproduction:

A nest with two eggs is noted in 1985, little more is known of the habits reproductive of this species.

Food:

Their main source of food is the nectar of coconut.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 700 km2

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.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

There are few data on recent trends, but not there is evidence of a continuous decrease 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 specimens.

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).

Lorículo of Sangihe 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:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Scientific name: Loriculus catamene
Citation: Schlegel, 1871
Protonimo: Loriculus catamene

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Sangihe Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus catamene)

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) – Photographer: © Jon RileyOriental Bird Images

Sounds: Hanom Bashari (Xeno-canto)

Sula Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus sclateri

Hanging of the Sula

Description

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.

Habitat:

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.

Reproduction:

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 a 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.

Food:

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.

Distribution:

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

Conservation:

• 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.

Lorículo of Sula in captivity:

Practically unknown in captivity.

Alternative names:

Sula Hanging-Parrot, Sula Hanging Parrot, Sulu Hanging Parrot (English).
Coryllis de Sclater, Coryllis des Sula (French).
Sulapapageichen (German).
Loriculus sclateri (Portuguese).
Lorículo de las Sula (Spanish).

Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Scientific name: Loriculus sclateri
Citation: Wallace, 1863
Protonimo: Loriculus sclateri

Images Sula Hanging-Parrot:

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Sula Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus sclateri)

Sources:

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

Photos:

(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)

Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus stigmatus

Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot

Description

15 cm.. length between 28 and 35 g. of weight.

The head of the Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus stigmatus) is bright green, with the Crown of bright red ending in a clear line through the back of the Crown which does not extend on the neck.

Green upper parts, lightly impregnated with yellowish-orange in the mantle; rump and supracaudales coverts Crimson dark. Green wing; edge of the carpal bones with small red mark. The underwings of turquoise blue with small green coverts. The lower parts of bright green with red stripe below the Chin and throat Center. Upper, the Green tail; light blue below.

Black Peak; pale-yellow IRIS; Pink-Orange legs.

Females lack Red Crown and has a narrow red bib; Iris can be darker.

Young birds lack the Red Crown, It has a bib less clear and more yellowish, yellow edges of the Carpus, and in general a duller Green.

  • Sound of the Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot.
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Subspecies

Slight differences in the degree of the orange-yellow colour in the mantle of some populations of the island are not considered sufficient to differentiate them.

    • Loriculus stigmatus stigmatus : The nominal.

    • Loriculus stigmatus croconotus

    • Loriculus stigmatus quadricolor

Habitat:

Little is known of the ecology of the species. Possible seasonal movements have been observed. According to reports, It is not in primary forest and is most common along the edges of forests, in the open field, and sometimes around urban centres, until 1.000 meters above sea level. Birds move usually alone or in pairs, whether it is flying above or feeding on the trees in flower. Nest-holes in thick bamboo have been registered.

Reproduction:

Reproductive activity has been reported in February, from April to June, and in August and October
The Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot nests in cavities. It usually lays three eggs. The female incubates the egg during 20 days and after hatching the chicks are slow to develop 33 more days

Food:

The diet includes fruits and nectar.

Distribution:

Common in Sulawesi, since the Minahassa peninsula in the North, including BANGKA and Islands Lembeh, to the South, also where in Muma and Buton on the high seas. Also found in the Togian Islands.

Of the three subspecies, including the nominal:

    • Loriculus stigmatus stigmatus – Müller, S, 1843 – Celebes

    • Loriculus stigmatus croconotus – Jany, 1955 – Buton Islands and Muna

    • Loriculus stigmatus quadricolor – Walden, 1872 – Togian Islands.

Conservation:

[stextbox id=”info” float=”true” align =”right” width =”280″] – Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern
– The population trend: Stable

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, Although it is estimated over the 100.000 specimens. The species according to information is common and widespread in most parts of its area of distribution (pit et to the. 1997).

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

Lorículo Celebes in captivity:

Rare.

Alternative names:

Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot, Black-billed Hanging-Parrot, Celebes Hanging Parrot, Celebes Hanging-Parrot, Celebes Spotted Hanging-Parrot, Great Hanging Parrot, Maroon-rumped Hanging-Parrot, Red-capped Hanging-Parrot, Sulawesi Hanging Parrot (English).
Coryllis des Célèbes (French).
Rotplättchen, Rotlättchen (German).
Lorículo do Célebes (Portuguese).
Lorículo Celebiano, Lorículo de Célebes (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Loriculus stigmatus
Citation: (Muller,S, 1843)
Protonimo: Psittacus (Psittacula) stigmatus

Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot images:

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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) – By Lip Kee Yap [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – male perched. by iggino – lynx
(3) – Birds-pet-wallpapers – link
(4) – male hanging by iggino – lynx
(5) – By F. Schulter – papageien.org

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Red-billed Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus exilis

Red-billed Hanging-Parrot

Description

10 a 11 cm.. length.

Red-billed Hanging-Parrot

The head of the Red-billed Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus exilis) is green, brighter around the base of the bill and bathed in color green blue in it chin, the throat, the cheeks and the part front of it crown.

The underparts is green, with the rump and uppertail-coverts dark red (very extended below the tail); the sides and the base of the rump are greenish-yellow. Wings green. Under, the wings Turquoise with coverts green. Throat of color red bordered of blue pale and extending is about part superior of the chest; rest of the underparts green, slightly more clear that the upperparts. The tail, at the top, Green with yellowish tips; undertail, the tail is of a pale color green blue.

The bill coral red; irises yellow; legs oranges.

The females lack of the bib red (or have very small bib). Also have a reduced blue diffusion in the chest and irises brown.

The young birds they have a bib Red small, a bill yellowish brown, and a pale brown iris.

  • Sound of the Red-billed Hanging-Parrot.
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Habitat:

Generally little-known. It is distributed by forests, coastal mangroves, around the villages and in the open field, from the lowlands to the wooded hills to some 1.000 m, altitudes and in similar habitats to the of the Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot.

The birds are found in groups of up to five copies, feeding in the canopy of figs or the trees in flower nectar; their power moves have been compared with the movements of crawling in the Pygmy Parrot Micropsitta. Larger flocks have been found in the mangroves during may, Although the species can reproduce twice a year, in February and August; It is not known whether these represent concentrations post-cria or nomadic groups.

Reproduction:

A hole in a Palm tree dead is the only record known of a zone of nesting.

Food:

Feeds of figs or nectar.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 103.000 km2

Endemic of Sulawesi, where is located from the North, on Minahassa peninsula, to the South.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, Although it is estimated at more than 10.000 specimens. The species is described as rare and rare.

There are no data on trends in the population, but the species is suspected to be decreasing at a moderately fast pace, due to degradation of the habitat.

Lorículo Meager in captivity:

Very rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

Red-billed Hanging-Parrot, Celebes Lilliput Hanging-Parrot, Green Hanging Parrot, Green Hanging-Parrot, Lilliput Hanging-Parrot, Pygmy Hanging Parrot, Pygmy Hanging-Parrot, Red billed Hanging Parrot, Red-billed Hanging Parrot, Talabula Hanging-Parrot (English).
Coryllis vert (French).
Däumlingspapageichen, Däumlings-Papageichen (German).
Lorículo Exiguo (Portuguese).
Lorículo Exiguo (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Scientific name: Loriculus exilis
Citation: Schlegel, 1866
Protonimo: Loriculus exilis

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Red-billed Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus exilis)

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) – By Peter Waanders – Caged female has attracted wild male. lynx
(2) – Loriculus exilis by John Gerrard Keulemans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Mike Nelson (Xeno-canto)

Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus pusillus

Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot

Description

12 cm.. length between 25 and 30 g. of weight.

The head of the Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus pusillus) is bright green.

Upperparts green with yellow orange washing pale in the mantle; rump and uppertail-coverts, bright red. Wings green above, undertail, Turquoise with coverts green. Throat bright yellow, rest of the underparts bright green. Feathers of the tail green above, with side coverts yellowed and pale blue below. The bill orange; irises yellowish white; legs oranges.

Female and immature with yellow throat very small.

  • Sound of the Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot.
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Habitat:

Reported along the edges of the forest, and in the marshy forests of the lowlands to 1.850 meters above sea level.
Possibly Nomad in response to the local plant phenology.

The species shows great activity, climbing acrobaticamente on the canopy at time of collection, and resting and sleeping mouth below as well as other members of the genus.

The birds are alone, in pairs or in groups of up to eight individuals.

The largest groups sometimes gather in trees to feed. Although discrete, the Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot They attract attention, since when flying between the trees beat their wings emitting a characteristic hum, accompanied by shrill calls.

Reproduction:

The laying tends to be of two eggs, deposited in the hollow of a tree, Palm or arbol-helecho, from time to time in an old nest of a barbet or Woodpecker. The nesting in West Java It was recorded between March and May.

Food:

They feed on nectar, fruit (including the Ficus figs), leaves and flower buds, as Cassia and Erythrina.

Distribution:

Size of its range (breeding/resident): 167.000 km 2

Endemic of Java and Bali, where it is usually rare. The world's population is thought to be superior to 10.000, but it may have decreased due to the logging of forests

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Near threatened

• Population trend: Decreasing

The world population It has not been quantified, It is thought to be above 10.000 specimens. The species is generally described as rare throughout its area of distribution (pit et to the., 1997).

There are no data on population trends; However, the species is suspected decreasing at a moderately fast pace, due to the loss and degradation of its habitat.

Lorículo Java in captivity:

Rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot, Javan Hanging-Parrot, Little Hanging-Parrot, Yellow throated Hanging Parrot, Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot (English).
Coryllis à gorge jaune (French).
Elfenpapageichen (German).
Lorículo do Java (Portuguese).
Lorículo de Java, Lorículo Javanés (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Loriculus pusillus
Citation: Gray,GR, 1859
Protonimo: Loriculus pusillus

Images Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot:

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Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus pusillus)

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) – The Bali Children's Project
(2) – By Jiří Hruška – biolib

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Wallace's Hanging-Parrot
Loriculus flosculus

Wallace's Hanging-Parrot

Description

11 a 12 cm.. length.

The head of the Wallace's Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus flosculus) is green. Upperparts green with faint orange on the back of the neck; rump and uppertail-coverts red.

Wings green above. Chin red; rest of the underparts green, lighter in undertail-coverts. The tail, at the top, green color with a lighter Green Tip; ends of the lateral feathers, orange-red: Under, the tail bluish green. The bill red; Orange the irises; legs yellowish-orange.

Female with red chin reduced or nonexistent.

Immature with the red chin smaller. The color of the bill and legs more off.

  • Sound of the Wallace's Hanging-Parrot.
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Habitat:

Seem to need the humid mountain forests semi-evergreen. Birds have been seen in fruit trees, and outside the breeding season gather in small flocks of up to 20 birds. Its altitudinal distribution seems to be closely linked to the distribution of fruiting figs.

They easily unnoticed due to its small size and green plumage, and they are most often in flight when they can be identified by the size, strident calls and the buzz of the rapid flapping. They are most frequently, flying above the canopy.

Reproduction:

There are no data from the reproductive process in nature.

Food:

Most of the sightings in 1993, the Wallace's Hanging-Parrot they were in the fig tree in fruit trees, and dependence or specialization in this food resource is more than likely.
Its diet includes, In addition, nectar, outbreaks, flowers and seeds.

Distribution:

Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 13.400 km2

Endemic of Flowers. Found at semi-annual primary forest at an altitude between 400 and 980 m (more between 850 and 980 meters during the fructification of the Ficus figs) During observations on 1993. These birds were recorded in the area of Tanjung Kerita Mese, about Paku, to the East of Flowers and proposed as protected area.

Conservation:

• Current IUCN Red list category: Danger

• Population trend: Decreasing

The habitat destruction through the combined effects of collecting firewood, the logging, timber extraction for construction materials and authorization for Agriculture, together they represent more relevant threats. Loss and fragmentation of forests is already widespread in Flowers, where there are semi-annual forest below 1.000 meters included within officially protected areas. These threats are exacerbated by the expansion of human population, large amounts of needed timber for the construction of housing, and the fact that there is little or no government enforcement of laws. Moist deciduous forest, currently it is destroying extensively through the appropriation of land and the establishment of agricultural areas, a factor that is inevitably shrinking the reach and the population of this species. The logging of forests continues in the coastal strip to make way for crops, and Illegal logging continues in protected areas.

The population It is estimated in a number of 2,500-9,999 mature individuals based on an assessment of the known records, descriptions of the abundance and range size.

Two recent studies have focused on endemic birds of Flowers. Two sites in which inhabits this species for the establishment as protected areas are proposed: Tanjung Kerita Mese and Egon Iliwuli (in Gunung Egon).

Lorículo of Flores in captivity:

Very rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

Wallace’s Hanging-Parrot, Flores Hanging-Parrot, Wallace’s Hanging Parrot (English).
Coryllis de Wallace (French).
Florespapageichen, Flores Papageichen (German).
Lorículo do Flores (Portuguese).
Lorículo de Flores (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Scientific name: Loriculus flosculus
Citation: Wallace, 1864
Protonimo: Loriculus flosculus

Images:



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Wallace's Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus flosculus)

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) – by © Hanom Bashari – Oriental Bird Club

Sounds: Allen T. Chartier (Xeno-canto)

Green-fronted Hanging Parrot
Loriculus tener


Green-fronted Hanging Parrot

Description

Measured around 10 cm.. length and approximately 12 g. of weight.

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

Below, the 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; irises yellowish white; legs yellowish brown.

The female have the front part of the crown and 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, usually, alone or in pairs, and often hung upside down.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 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 19.999 mature individuals.

Lorículo of Bismarck 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 (English).
Coryllis des Bismarck, Coryllis à front vert, Coryllis des Bismark (French).
Bismarckpapageichen, Goldstirnpapageichen, Zartpapageichen (German).
Lorículo de las Bismarck (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Scientific name: Loriculus tener
Citation: Sclater,PL, 1877
Protonimo: 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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