Female Philippine Hanging Parrot Languyan, Tawi-tawi, Mindanao, Philippines
Credit: © Don Geoff Tabaranza
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The Philippine Hanging Parrot has occasionally been found to become intoxicated on fermenting coconut nectar!
Races including nominate:
|14cm (5.5 in)
||32-40g (1.1-1.4 oz)
ten: L.p. philippensis, L.p. mindorensis, L.p. bournsi, L.p. regulus, L.p. chrysonotus, L.p. worcesteri, L.p. siquijorensis, L.p. apicalis, L.p. dohertyi, L.p. bonapartei
Colourization Adult: L.p. philippensis:
male- mainly green in colour; red forehead and forecrown, with thin yellow line behind; occiput dusty yellow patch; gold/orange band on nape; throat has red patch which reaches to centre of upper breast; bright red rump and upper tail coverts; sides of rump have pale blue. Bill orange/red. Eye brown. Female- throat patch absent; blue wash on forecheeks and at base of bill.
male- yellow on crown and occiput absent; nape has faint orange band; sides of rump have more extensive blue. Female- light yellow breast.
male- red forehead; forecrown has small yellow patch. Female- faint orange band across nape; minimal blue on face.
male- wide red frontal band; golden/yellow crown; faint orange band on nape. Female- green crown washed with yellow.
male- gold/yellow hindcrown to upper back; nape has wider orange/red band; larger red throat patch. Female- gold/yellow hindcrown to hindneck; green mantle and upper back with orange/yellow wash.
male- crown red, turning to orange on nape; light wash of orange/yellow on mantle; smaller red throat patch. Female- crown red; pale blue cheeks and upper throat.
male- as in philippensis,
but with smaller red throat patch; yellow and orange on crown or hindneck absent. Female- as in philippensis,
but more extensive blue facial markings, to sides of forehead, cheeks and upper throat.
(includes L. salvadorii
) male- crown red, turning to orange on nape; orange/yellow wash on mantle; paler red rump to upper tail coverts. Female- pale blue lores, cheeks, chin and upper throat; crown and nape as in adult male; faint orange/yellow wash on mantle.
both adults as in apicalis,
but with strong orange wash on mantle.
male- red forecrown, reaching into orange on crown and orange/yellow on hindneck. Bill black. Female- forecrown to hindneck like male; pale blue lores and cheeks. Bill black.
Colourization Juvenile: L.p. philippensis:
as in adult female but red on forehead minimal or absent.
Calls are described as distinctive and sharp twittering in one, two or three-note series, or longer staccato notes. Listen now
Recent Academic Research: Google Scholar - search results
Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E180.htm&Pic=180_1.JPG
BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1517&m=0
Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
ML Media Collection Catalogue 38703, Philippine Hanging Parrot Loriculus philippensis, Kennedy, Robert, Biliran, Philippines, Apr. 9 1981, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.
Parrots of the Word, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.