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Loriculus exilis
Photo by martinuk
Location: Dumoga Bone National Park, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia


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

  • Bill reddish or orangy
  • Cere orange
  • Throat with a restricted dark red patch. Perhaps slightly more extensive in males
  • Iris pale (male) or dark (female)
  • Body including underparts, wings largely green.
  • Lower belly to vent area may be more yellowish
  • Rump and upper tail coverts bright red (tail tip appearing green)
  • Feet bright orange

Similar species

On Sulawesi, Sulawesi Hanging Parrot (which see). Other hanging parrots are very similar but allopatric (Loriculus).


Sulawesi endemic. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.




Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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