Black-billed hanging parrot

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Black-billed hanging parrot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Agapornithinae
Genus: Loriculus
Subgenus: Loriculus (philippensis)
Species: L. bonapartei
Souance, 1856
Binomial name
Loriculus bonapartei
Souance, 1856

The black-billed hanging parrot (Loriculus (philippensis) bonapartei) is a shy hanging parrot found only on the Sulu Archipelago of the Philippines.[1] Its taxonomic classification is controversial, some authors define the black-billed hanging parrot as a subgenus or subspecies of the Philippine hanging parrot,[1] while others consider it as another species of Loriculus.[1]


It is 14 cm long. The front of the crown of the black-billed hanging parrot is red, turning to orange and yellow on the back of the crown. The tail is green above and blue below. Most of its feathers are bright green, its bill is black and its irises are brown.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Lepage, D. (2003). "Colasisi or black-billed hanging parrot (Loriculus [philippensis or bonapartei])". Avibase.
  2. ^ Loriculus bonapartei (in Spanish).