Camiguin hanging parrot
|Camiguin hanging parrot|
Tello, Degner, Bates & Willard, 2006
The Camiguin hanging parrot, Loriculus camiguinensis, is a hanging parrot endemic to the Philippine island of Camiguin, where its habitat is diminishing. The taxonomy of this population of parrots on Camiguin is uncertain.
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.
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 philippensis). However, more research and DNA analysis is required to clarify their taxonomy.
- BirdLife International 2008. Loriculus philippensis. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Arndt, Thomas (2006). "A new hanging parrot from Camiguin Island, Philippines" (PDF). BirdingASIA. 5: 55–58.
- Newly Described Camiguin Hanging Parrot
- Two new species discovered, bolster case for Philippine conservation
- Oriental Bird Images: Camiguin Hanging Parrot Selected photos
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