French: Coryllis des Philippines German: Philippinenpapageichen Spanish: Lorículo filipino
Other common names:
Philippines = Luzon
Subspecies and Distribution
L. p. philippensis
(Statius Müller, 1776) – Philippine Hanging-parrot – Luzon and adjacent islands (Polillo, Marinduque, Banton and Catanduanes), in N Philippines.
L. p. mindorensis
Steere, 1890 – Mindoro.
L. p. bournsi
McGregor, 1905 – Sibuyan.
L. p. regulus
Souancé, 1856 – Tablas, Romblon, Masbate, Ticao, Panay, Guimaras and Negros.
L. p. chrysonotus
P. L. Sclater, 1872 – Cebu.
L. p. worcesteri
Steere, 1890 – Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Bohol.
L. p. siquijorensis
Steere, 1890 – Siquijor (possibly extinct).
L. p. apicalis
Souancé, 1856 – Mindanao and adjacent islands (except Camiguin Sur), in S Philippines.
L. p. dohertyi
E. J. O. Hartert, 1906 – Basilan.
L. p. camiguinensis
Tello et al., 2006 – Camiguin Hanging-parrot – Camiguin Sur.
L. p. bonapartei
Souancé, 1856 – Black-billed Hanging-parrot – Sulu Archipelago (SW Philippines).
14 cm; 31–40 g. Green, more yellowish on undersides; bill orange-red, forehead to mid-crown red bordered by narrow yellow line; golden orange patch on nape; large red... read more
Most often heard is a high-pitched, quickly repeated “tziit-tziit-tziit” (camiguinensis)... read more
Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, orchards, coconut groves, bushy areas, and bamboo clumps,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and blossoms, e.g. of coconuts, and soft fruit such as Ficus. Also takes seeds, particularly of wild bananas (Musa... read more
Mar–May, or Sept–Nov (camiguinensis). Nest recorded in hole 12 m up in dead tree bordering a forest clearing or in... read more
No information, although the species is probably sedentary in the main.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common throughout most of range; even race bournsi was recently found common at three sites on Sibuyan, being reported as a pest... read more
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