Pygmy hanging parrot

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Pygmy hanging parrot
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
Species:
L. exilis
Binomial name
Loriculus exilis
Schlegel, 1866

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Loriculus exilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.