French: Coryllis des Célèbes German: Rotplattenpapageichen Spanish: Lorículo de Célebes
Other common names:
Large Sulawesi Hanging-parrot
Psittacus (Psittacula) stigmatus
Subspecies and Distribution
L. s. stigmatus
(S. Müller, 1843) – Sulawesi.
L. s. quadricolor
Walden, 1872 – Togian Is.
L. s. croconotus
Jany, 1955 – Muna I and Butung I.
15 cm. Generally green, more yellowish on underparts; bill black; forehead to front of eye and mid-crown red; nape and mantle tinged orange; throat patch red; edge of wing... read more
Flight call a high-pitched thin two-noted “tzee-seee” (the second note higher-pitched) or a tripled... read more
Inhabits primary and tall secondary lowland and hill forest, forest edge, lightly wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar from blossoms of Eugenia, flowers of Ceiba pentandra and soft fruits such as figs (Ficus) and ... read more
Jan–Feb, Apr–Jun and Aug. Nest in hole in bamboo or broken tree-trunk. Two young recorded in nest.
Apparently nomadic or migratory: in S Sulawesi recorded as most numerous, Oct–Dec.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Considered widespread and common throughout range, occurring in wide variety of habitats including several extensively modified by humans. read more
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