Cebu Hanging Parrots

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

The Cebu Hanging Parrots (Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus) are endemic to Cebu Island in the Philippines. At this point in time, their status is unknown and it is believed that this hanging parrot is extinct - the main cause being the clearing of primary forest areas and the resulting loss of habitat.


Description:

The Cebu Hanging Parrots average 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length.

They look like the nominate species, but the back of the crown and the head, as well as the upper back are gold-yellow.

Female look like males, but lack the red throat and breast patch. The nape and upper back are green tinged and only lightly gold-yellow. The lores (the regions between the eyes and bill on the side of a bird's head) and cheeks are tinged are pale blue.


Call / Song:

Their calls were described as high-pitched, sounding like a rapidly repeated whistling.


Taxonomy:

  • Species: Scientific: Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus ... English: Cebu Hanging Parrot ... Dutch: Cebu Hangparkiet ... German: Cebu Fledermauspapageichen ... French: Loricule d'ile Cebu

  • CITES Status: Probably EXTINCT

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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