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Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Mat & Cathy
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, August 2010
Loriculus pusillus


12cm (4¾ in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Yellower on underparts
  • Red rump and uppertail-coverts
  • Orange mark on nape


Indonesia; found in Java and Bali.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland swamp and montane forests. Occurs at heights up to 1850 m.


They normally hang upside down while roosting.


The diet consists of fruit, nectar, buds, flowers and seeds.


The nest in a hollow tree, often utilising old barbet nest holes. The nest is lined with pieces of bark, leaves and other plant material. The clutch consists of 2 eggs, which are incubated by the female.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)
  3. Wikipedia

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