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The Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot has been spotted in the wild running its bill along casuarina needles and twigs, apparently searching for lerp (sugar-filled) insects.
Races including nominate:
|10cm (4 in)
||13-16g (0.4-0.5 oz)
three: L.a. aurantiifrons, L.a. batavorum, L.a. meeki
Colourization Adult: L.a. aurantiifrons:
male- mainly green in colour; golden/yellow forehead and forecrown; patch on throat red; red rump and upper tail coverts; yellow on sides of rump; green tail tipped with yellow/green. Bill black. Eye yellow/white. Female- blue/green forehead and forecrown; blue wash on cheeks; red patch on throat smaller. Eye brown.
both adults as in aurantiifrons,
but male has less yellow on forehead and forecrown.
both adults as in batavorum,
but slightly larger in size; in female, bases of forecrown feathers paler yellow/brown.
Colourization Juvenile: L.a. aurantiifrons:
as in adult female, but red patch on throat absent. Bill pale brown.
Calls are described as shrill and rapidly repeated, sometimes lengthened into song; also buzzing notes while perched.
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