Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Sula Hanging-parrot (Loriculus sclateri)


Taxonomy

French: Coryllis des Sula German: Sulapapageichen Spanish: Lorículo de las Sula
Taxonomy:

Loriculus sclateri

Wallace

, 1863,

Sula Islands

.

Member of the L. stigmatus group (which see). Sometimes treated as conspecific with L. amabilis and L. catamene. Race ruber was considered in HBW to be based on character present in at least some L. amabilis and probably age-related, but closer study has demonstrated its validity#R. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • L. s. ruber A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1896 – Banggai Is (Peleng, Banggai, Labobo, Bowokan Is#R).
  • L. s. sclateri Wallace, 1863 – Sula Is (Taliabu, Seho, Mangole, Sanana).
  • Descriptive notes

    14 cm. Considerably larger than L. amabilis with no red on head and a large orange patch, often with large red centre, on lower mantle and upper back. Female similar... read more

    Voice

    Flight call a high-pitched thin triple-noted “tsee-see-seet”. When perched, utters similar calls... read more

    Habitat

    Primary and secondary forest and adjacent partially cleared lands.

    Food and feeding

    No information.

    Breeding

    No information.

    Movements

    No information.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Reported to be common throughout both island groups.

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2018). Sula Hanging-parrot (Loriculus sclateri). 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/54584 on 24 September 2018).