Female Philippine Hanging Parrot Languyan, Tawi-tawi, Mindanao, Philippines
Credit: © Don Geoff Tabaranza
Status in the Wild
Range: L.p. philippines:
N Philippines, except Mindoro.
Mindoro, N Philippines.
Sibuyan, C Philippines.
Romblon to Negros, C Philippines.
Cebu, C Philippines. Possibly extinct.
Samar to Boho, C Philippines.
Siquijor, S Philippines. Possibly extinct.
L.p. apicalis (including L. salvadorii):
Basilan, S Philippines.
Sulu Archipelago, S Philippines.
Found up to 1000m (3280 ft), rarely to 2500m (8200 ft) in forest, along forest edge, in secondary growth forest, bamboo, woodland, cultivated patches, orchards and coconut groves.
Abundance varies according to race. Mindoro
race is near-threatened, and both the Cebu and Siquijor races are possibly extinct due to habitat loss. The combined populations of the islands of Mindoro, Sibuyan, Negros, Panay, Tablas, Romblon, Masbate, Ticao, Guimaras and Basilan are thought to be no more than 5,000 individuals. Collection for the pet trade a concern.
Feeds on blossoms, nectar, fruits, figs and seeds.
Are seen in pairs, family groups and small or mixed flocks with other species. Feeds in flowering trees and are acrobatic while doing so, hanging upside down, all in the upper levels of the canopy.
Clutch and Egg Size:
3-4 rounded eggs, 18.5 x 16.5mm (0.7 x 0.6 in).
More Info Sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colasisi