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Philippine Hanging Parrots

Hanging Parrots General Info and Species Listing ... Photos of the Various Hanging Parrot Species for Identification

Philippine Hanging Parrots


The Philippine Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis) is endemic to the islands of Luzon, Banton, Polillo, Marinduque and Catanduanes, in the Philippines.

They are an endangered species (CITES II) due to habitat destruction as well as capturing of nestlings by locals for the pet trade.


Sub-species


Description:

The Philippine Hanging Parrot averages 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length.

Its general plumage is green. The breast and abdomen are yellowish-green. They have a red forehead bordered by narrow yellow line. The forehead, front of the crown, throat patch, upper breast, the lower back and upper tail-coverts are red. The back of the crown and the head are suffused with gold-yellow. There is a narrow gold-orange band to the nape. The sides of the lower back are washed bright pale blue. The greater under wing-coverts are blue. The underside of the flight feathers and tail are greenish blue.

The bill is orange-red. Their irises are brown and the feet are brownish-flesh colored.

Hens look like males, except they lack the red throat and breast patch, which are replaced with a light yellowish tinge. The forward cheeks are tinged with blue.

Young birds look like females except that they have a paler bill and there is no or only little red to the forehead.

Philippine Hanging Parrot



Care and Feeding:

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Taxonomy:

Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis philippensis ... English: Philippine Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Filippijnse Hangparkiet ... German: Philippinen Fledermauspapageichen ... French: Loricule de Philippines




Sub-species:

Bonaparte's Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis bonapartei)


Bourns' Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis bournsi)

  • Distribution: Bourns' Hanging Parrots are endemic to the islands of Sibuyan, Romblon and Tablas, in the Philippines.

  • Description: Bourns' Hanging Parrots average 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. They look similar to the nominate species, but the back of the crown has a pronounced gold-yellow patch. The back of the head lacks the gold-yellow that can be seen in the nominate form. The gold-orange band to the nape is often only faint. The female looks similar to the male, but lack the red throat or breast patch; which are replaced by a yellowish tinge. The gold-yellow to the back of the crown is also absent. Only the feathers to the base of the bill are blue.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis bournsi ... English: Bourns' Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Bourns Hangparkiet ... German: Bourns Fledermauspapagei ... French: Loricule de Bourns CITES II - Endangered Species

Cebu Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus)


Central Island Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis regulus)

  • Distribution: The Central Island Hanging Parrots are endemic to the Guimaras and Negros Islands in the Philippines.

  • Description: They average 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. They look similar to the nominate species featured above, but the back of the crown is a dirty gold-yellow, with a coloring between that of the Panay Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis panayensis) and the Bourns' Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis bournsi). The back of the head lacks the gold-yellow coloration that can be seen in the nominate form and the gold-orange band to the nape is either absent or can only be seen faintly. The red band to the forehead is broader. Female look like males, but lack the red throat or breast patch, replaced by a yellowish tinge. The gold-yellow coloration at the back of the crown is also absent.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis regulus ... English: Central Island Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Konings Hangparkiet ... German: Königs Fledermauspapageichen ... French: Loricule d'ile negrosCITES II - Endangered Species

Doherty's Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis dohertyi)

  • Distribution: They are endemic to the Basilan island in the Philippines

  • Description: Doherty's Hanging Parrots average 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. They look similar to the Worcester's Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis worcesteri), except their back has a pronounced orange wash and the red breast patch is slightly larger. Females look similar to males, but lack the red throat and breast patch. Her upper back is less orange; and the lores (the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird's head), chin and cheeks are tinged faintly pale blue.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis dohertyi ... English: Doherty's Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Doherty's Hangparkiet ... German: Dohertys Fledermauspapagei ... French: Loricule de DohertyiCITES II - Endangered Species

Mindanao Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis apicalis)


Mindoro Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis mindorensis)

  • Distribution: Mindoro Hanging Parrots are endemic to the Mindoro Island, in the Philippines.

  • Description: Mindoro Hanging Parrots average 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. They look like the nominate form featured above - except the back of the crown and head doesn't have any gold-yellow and the gold-orange band to the nape is either entirely absent or very faint. Females look like males, but lack the red throat and breast patch; instead those areas are yellowish tinged - with a stronger hue than can be seen in the nominate female. The forward cheeks are tinged with blue.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis mindorensis ... English: Mindoro Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Mindoro Hangparkiet ... German: Mindoro Fledermauspapagei ... French: Loricule d'ile MindoroCITES II - Endangered Species

Panay Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis panayensis)

  • Distribution: They are endemic to the island of Panay, Ticao and Masbate, in the Philippines.

  • Description: Panay Hanging Parrots average 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. They look like the nominate form featured above, except they back of the crown is yellow and the back of head doesn't have the gold-yellow of the nominate form. They have a gold-orange band to the nape. Females look like males, except they lack the red throat or breast patch; instead there is a yellowish tinge. The gold-yellow to the back of crown is also absent. Only the feathers to the base of the bill are blue.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis panayensis ... English: Panay Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Panay Hangparkiet ... German: Panay Fledermauspapageichen ... French: Loricule d'ile PanayCITES II - Endangered Species

Siquijor Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis siquijorensis)

  • Distribution: They are endemic to the island of Siquijor in the Philippines. Current status unknown, probably extinct - the main cause being the clearing of primary forest areas.

  • Description: The Siquijor Hanging Parrot averages 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. They look like the nominate species featured above, except they lack the gold-yellow to the back of crown and head and the gold-orange band to nape is absent. Females look like males, except they don't have a red throat and breast patch, which are replaced by yellowish tinge. The lores (the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird's head), sides of head and throat are tinged pale blue.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis siquijorensis ... English: Siquijor Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Siquijor Hangparkiet ... German: Siquijor Fledermauspapageichen ... French: Loricule d'ile SiquijorCITES Status: Possibly EXTINCT

Worcester's Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis worcesteri)

  • Distribution: They are endemic to the islands of Samar, Leyte and Bohol, in the Philippines.

  • Description: The Worcester's Hanging Parrot averages 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length. It looks like the Mindanao Hanging Parrot (Loriculus philippensis apicalisis), except the entire crown is red, turning orange on the back of head. The back is tinged faintly orange and its red breast patch is slightly bigger. The irises are greyish-brown. Females look like males, except they lack the red throat and breast patch. The upper back is green tinged only lightly with orange, and her lores (the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird's head) and cheeks are pale blue.

  • Taxonomy:
    • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis worcesteri ... English: Worcester's Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Worcesters Hangparkiet ... German: Worcesters Fledermauspapageichen ... French: Loricule de Worcester


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