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Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot

 (Loriculus stigmatus)

Also known as: Sulawesi Hanging Parrot, Large Sulawesi Hanging Parrot, Celebes Hanging Parrot, Celebes Spotted Hanging Parrot, Red-capped Hanging Parrot, Red-crowned Hanging Parrot

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Female Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot
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Did You Know?

The Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot is the largest of the Hanging Parrots.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus stigmatus

Species Profile

Genus: Loriculus | Species: stigmatus

Size:

15cm (5.8 in)

Weight:

Probably 28-35g (1-1.2 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Male-in general green in colour; red forehead and crown, reaching beyond level of eye; orange/yellow tint to nape and mantle; chin and throat have red mark; red carpal edge; dark maroon/red rump and upper tail coverts; green tail tipped with yellow/green. Bill black. Eye pale yellow. Female-green forehead and crown. Eye brown.

Colour Juvenile:

Green forehead and crown; yellow throat mark washed with red; green/yellow carpal edge. Bill horn in colour. Eye brown.

Call:

Calls are described as high-pitched and repetitious two or three-note sounds, the first note with upward inflection. Alarm call is shrill.

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Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
Lexicon of Parrots
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
ML Media Collection Catalogue 33075, Sulawesi Hanging Parrot Loriculus stigmatus, van den Berg, Arnoud, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, August 26, 1984, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Site
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

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Female Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot
© A.S.Kono | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot is the largest of the Hanging Parrots.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus stigmatus

Species Care

Captive Status:

Uncommon

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Planted outdoor aviary (in warm climates) with shelter or indoor planted aviary 2.5 x 1 x 2m (8.2 x 3.3 x 6.5 ft).

Diet:

Fruits such as: apple, pear, banana, cactus fruits, guavas, pomegranate, the larger fruits halved, not chopped; vegetables such as grated carrot and broccoli; berries such as: blackberries, redcurrants, raspberries; small seeds such as: canary and soaked oats; spray millet; sponge cake and nectar; insectivorous mixture such as: mealworms, clean maggots and ant pupae, and eggfood when breeding.

Enrichment:

Vigorous chewer, so provide bird-safe, unsprayed flowering, fir, willow, pine or elder branches, heat-sterilized pine cones, wooden and vegetable tanned leather toys. Also provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls for bathing.

Nest Box Size:

Nest log 12" x 6" (30.5cm x 15.2cm).

Clutch Size:

3-4

Incubation Time:

21 days

Fledging Age:

33 days

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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Female Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot
© A.S.Kono | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot is the largest of the Hanging Parrots.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus stigmatus

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, stable.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

None at present.

Range:

Sulawesi, including adjacent Bangka, Lembeh, Manterawu, Muna, Butung and Togian Islands, Indonesia.

Habitat:

Found up to 1000m (3280 ft), locally 1600m (5248 ft) along forest edge, in open country and occasionally around settlements.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on fruit and nectar.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Seen singly or in pairs, either flying overhead or feeding in blossoming trees.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Probably 3-4 spherical eggs, 19.5 x 16.0mm (0.7 x 0.6 in).

Breeding Season:

February-June and August-October.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
AvianWeb

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Female Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot
© A.S.Kono | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Maroon-rumped Hanging Parrot is the largest of the Hanging Parrots.

Academic Research

Related publications: Loriculus stigmatus

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