Pygmy hanging parrot
|Pygmy hanging parrot|
The pygmy hanging parrot, red-billed hanging parrot or green hanging parrot (Loriculus exilis) is a tiny species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to forest, mangrove and other wooded habitats on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.
It is overall green with a red rump and a small red chin-spot bordered by blue (the red chin-spot and blue border is reduced in the female). It occurs together with the larger great hanging parrot, but unlike that species the bill of the pygmy hanging parrot is red.
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