Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Moluccan Hanging-parrot (Loriculus amabilis)


Taxonomy

French: Coryllis des Moluques German: Zierpapageichen Spanish: Lorículo amable
Taxonomy:

Loriculus amabilis

Wallace

, 1862,

Halmahera

.

Member of the L. stigmatus group (which see). Sometimes treated as conspecific with L. sclateri (but separate treatment appropriate#R) and L. catamene. Monotypic.

Distribution:

N Moluccas: Morotai, Halmahera, Kasiruta and Bacan.

Descriptive notes

11 cm. Emerald green, slightly darker on uppersides and wings; bill black; forehead to mid-crown red; throat patch, edge of wing, and rump and uppertail-coverts red; legs... read more

Voice

Not well documented. Calls include short high-pitched notes, given singly or in phrases of 3–4... read more

Habitat

Primary and secondary forest areas, selectively logged forest, coastal Casuarina trees,... read more

Food and feeding

Birds have been seen foraging in the crowns of tall flowering and fruiting Erythrina and Casuarina trees, Rhizophora... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Known to make diurnal movements over long distances.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Overall, moderately common; rare in primary forest, commoner in secondary forest.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2018). Moluccan Hanging-parrot (Loriculus amabilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54585 on 21 September 2018).