- Eos histrio
31 cm. Patterned, arboreal parrot. It is red, with an orange bill and a purplish-blue patch on mid- to hind crown and broad line from eye to mantle. The breast-band, mantle and back are purplish-blue. The scapulars, flight feathers and thighs are black. while the wing feathers are red and tipped with black. The tail is Reddish-purple. Voice: Short harsh chattering screeches
Two subspecies are recognized:
- E. h. talautensis - Talaud Islands
- E. h. histrio - Sangihi, Siau and Ruang Islands (north of Sulawesi)
It eats fruit and insects, as well as coconut nectar.
May-June is the breeding period and nests are made in holes in tall trees.
- Clements, JF. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019