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Philippine Hanging Parrot  (Loriculus philippensis)

Also Known As: Colasisi, Luzon Hanging Parrot
 
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Female Philippine Hanging Parrot Languyan, Tawi-tawi, Mindanao, Philippines

Credit: © Don Geoff Tabaranza


 
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Did You Know?
The Philippine Hanging Parrot has occasionally been found to become intoxicated on fermenting coconut nectar!

Status in the Wild
World Population:
>20,000

Range:
L.p. philippines: N Philippines, except Mindoro.
L.p. mindorensis: Mindoro, N Philippines.
L.p. bournsi: Sibuyan, C Philippines.
L.p. regulus: Romblon to Negros, C Philippines.
L.p. chrysonotus: Cebu, C Philippines. Possibly extinct.
L.p. worcesteri: Samar to Boho, C Philippines.
L.p. siquijorensis: Siquijor, S Philippines. Possibly extinct.
L.p. apicalis (including L. salvadorii): S Philippines.
L.p. doherty: Basilan, S Philippines.
L.p. bonapartei: Sulu Archipelago, S Philippines.


Habitat:
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.

Threat Summary:
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.

IUCN Rating:
Least concern

Wild Diet:
Feeds on blossoms, nectar, fruits, figs and seeds.

CITES Rating:
Appendix II

Ecology:
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).

Breeding Season:
April-August

More Info Sites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colasisi

http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Auk/v098n03/p0629-p0629.pdf