Camiguin hanging parrot

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Camiguin hanging parrot
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Agapornithinae
Genus: Loriculus
Species: L. Camiguinensis
Binomial name
Loriculus camiguinensis
Tello, Degner, Bates & Willard, 2006

The Camiguin hanging parrot, Loriculus camiguinensis, is a hanging parrot endemic only on the Philippine island of Camiguin, where its habitat is diminishing. The taxonomy of this population of parrots on Camiguin is uncertain.

Description[edit]

The Camiguin hanging parrot is mostly green with blue throat, face and thighs, and a red tail and red crown. Males and female birds look identical, which is unusual for a hanging parrot native to the Philippines. Only the males of all the other populations living on other islands have a red area on their fronts.

Taxonomy[edit]

In 2006, the hanging parrots living on the island of Camiguin, off the northern coast of Mindanao, were described as a separate species than the Philippine hanging parrot (Loriculus camiguinensis). However, more research and DNA analysis is required to clarify their taxonomy.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International 2008. Loriculus philippensis. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Arndt, Thomas (2006). "A new hanging parrot from Camiguin Island, Philippines" (PDF). BirdingASIA. 5: 55–58. 

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