Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

Sangihe Hanging-parrot (Loriculus catamene)


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

Loriculus catamene


, 1871,

Great Sangihe Island


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


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


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


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


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


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 on 22 March 2018).