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Alternative names: Sangir Hanging Parrot

Loriculus catamene

Identification

12-13.5 cm. Predominantly green, with a red throat patch, rump, elongated uppertail-coverts and tip of tail. Orange-red undertail-coverts, tipped green. Edge of forewing yellowish-green. Bill black. Eye yellow/white. Female-green crown; red spots on forehead, and irregular red spots on throat. Eye brown. Endangered.

Distribution

Island of Sangihe, north of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Mixed coconut groves and forest.

Behaviour

It feeds on coconut nectar.

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