Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

Sangihe Hanging-parrot (Loriculus catamene)


Taxonomy

French: Coryllis des Sangir German: Rotsteißpapageichen Spanish: Lorículo de la Sangihe
Taxonomy:

Loriculus catamene

Schlegel

, 1871,

Great Sangihe Island

.

Member of the L. stigmatus group (see above). Sometimes treated as conspecific with L. sclateri and L. amabilis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sangihe I, NE of Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

12 cm. Similar to L. amabilis but edge of forewing yellowish green. Male has red forecrown, throat, rump, vent and tail tips, as well as pale iris, whereas female... 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, mixed orchards, coconut groves, in lowlands and hills, from sea-level... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Coconut (Cocos nucifera) nectar appears to be an important food source, but nectar of Lansium domesticum... read more

Breeding

Poorly known. A female collected in May possessed a large brood-patch. Only nest found was located in 6–7 m high dead tree-fern trunk... read more

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sangihe and Talaud EBA. CITES II. Total range c. 560 km². This... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Sharpe, C.J. & Boesman, P. (2018). Sangihe Hanging-parrot (Loriculus catamene). 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/54586 on 15 October 2018).