Moluccan hanging parrot

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Moluccan hanging parrot
Illustration by Keulemans, 1891
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Species: L. amabilis
Binomial name
Loriculus amabilis
Wallace, 1862

The Moluccan hanging parrot (Loriculus amabilis) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to forest and nearby habitats on Halmahera, Bacan and Morotai in Indonesia. It has sometimes included the Sula hanging parrot as a subspecies, but the two are increasingly treated as separate species based on their distinct differences in plumage and size (11 cm for the Moluccan hanging parrot versus 14 cm for the Sula hanging parrot).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Loriculus amabilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Collar, N. J. (2007). Taxonomic notes on some insular Loriculus hanging-parrots. Bull. B.O.C. 127(2): 97-107.

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