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Green-rumped Hanging Parrot

 (Loriculus tener)

Also known as: Bismarck Hanging Parrot, Green-fronted Hanging Parrot

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Green-rumped Hanging Parrots, bottom
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Did You Know?

Hanging parrots acquired their name from their normal habit of roosting hanging from the perch by their feet, head downwards.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus tener

Species Profile

Genus: Loriculus | Species: tener

Size:

10cm (4 in)

Weight:

12g (0.4 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Male-small, mostly green body; orange/red patch on throat; yellow/green rump and upper tail coverts;  tail green tipped with yellow/green. Bill black. Eye yellow/white.  Female-as in male but forehead, forecrown and cheeks green with green/blue wash.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adults but with no throat patch. Brown bill. Eye pale brown.

Call:

Repeated, high-pitched “tsip, tsip” or “tse, tse.”

More Information:

Avibase
Internet Bird Collection - photo
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Green-rumped Hanging Parrots, bottom
© Joseph Smit | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

Hanging parrots acquired their name from their normal habit of roosting hanging from the perch by their feet, head downwards.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus tener

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not usually found in captivity.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Planted aviary, 2.5 x 1 x 2m (8.2 x 3.3 x 6.5 ft); if outdoors provide enclosed shelter. Ensure plants are easy-to-clean.

Diet:

Fruit such as: apple, pear, banana, cactus fruits, pomegranate, guava if possible; vegetables such as: carrots, celery, green peas and beans; berries such as: blackberries and redcurrants; commercial lory nectar; small amounts of seeds: canary, oats, niger; millet spray.

Enrichment:

Provide bird-safe (unsprayed and non-toxic) branches with blossoms. May be kept in groups, if in larger aviary. Provide shallow dish for frequent bathing.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Probably 3 or 4, as with other Loriculus sp.

Incubation Time:

Probably 20 days, as with other Loriculus sp.

Fledging Age:

About 5 weeks, as with other Loriculus sp.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

Click photo to visit gallery

Green-rumped Hanging Parrots, bottom
© Joseph Smit | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

Hanging parrots acquired their name from their normal habit of roosting hanging from the perch by their feet, head downwards.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus tener

Species Wild Status

World Population:

15,000-30,000

IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Potential threats include deforestation and fragmentation of habitat.

Range:

New Hanover, New Ireland, Duke of York Island and New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, E Papua New Guinea.

Habitat:

Found in forest, along forest edge, lowland and foothill areas and partly cleared land. Up to 1200m (3936 ft).

Wild Diet:

Probably similar to that of Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot - buds, fruit, flowers and some insect larvae.

Ecology and Behaviour:

This species is inconspicuous until it flies above the canopy, as with other Loriculus sp, and its habits are poorly known. The Green-rumped Hanging Parrot probably is found in groups of 2 to 4 birds, quietly going about its daily activites.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Probably 3 to 4 eggs.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

Related Links:

AvianWeb

Click photo to visit gallery

Green-rumped Hanging Parrots, bottom
© Joseph Smit | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

Hanging parrots acquired their name from their normal habit of roosting hanging from the perch by their feet, head downwards.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus tener

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