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Photo by martinuk
Foli, Halmahera, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, October, 2009
Loriculus amabilis


11 cm. Small parrot similar to others in the region. Sexes differ.

  • Bill black
  • Front of crown and forehead bright red (male) or green (female).
  • Throat with bright red patch which is extensive (male) or reduced (female)
  • Iris pale (male) or dark (female)
  • Body including underparts, wings largely green.
  • Mantle green (male) or with an indistinct brownish patch (female)
  • Carpal edge of wing yellow and red
  • Rump and upper tail coverts bright red (tail tip appearing green)
  • Feet orangy flesh coloured

Similar species

Other hanging parrots are very similar but allopatric (Loriculus).


Found on Halmahera and Bacan in Indonesia




Moist lowland forest.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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