Sangihe hanging parrot

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Sangihe hanging parrot
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Loriculus
L. catamene
Binomial name
Loriculus catamene
Schlegel, 1873

The Sangihe hanging parrot (Loriculus catamene) is a small (length: 12–13.5 cm) parrot endemic to the small island of Sangihe, north of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

This is an arboreal parrot. It is predominantly green, with a red throat patch, rump, elongated uppertail-coverts and tip of tail.

In 2009 this parrot was downlisted from Endangered to Near Threatened because although it has a very small range within which there has been extensive forest loss and fragmentation, it apparently remains common in degraded and cultivated habitats and there is no evidence of a continuing decline. The current population is estimated at between 10,000 and 46,000 individuals.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Loriculus catamene". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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