Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot


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Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot 12 cm. Green, more yellowish below; orange bill; large orange-yellow patch on throat; can have a very faint orange band on nape; rump and upper tail-coverts red; legs pale orange.

Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot
The Female has a smaller throat patch. Immature undescribed.

Systematics History

Forms a species group with L. exilis and L. flosculus. Monotypic.

Subspecies

Monotypic.

Distribution

Java and Bali.

Habitat

Lowland swamp forest, montane forest, more open areas with Casuarina trees, up to 1850 m.

Movement

No certain information but considered probably nomadic.

Diet and Foraging

 

Observed feeding in flowering Erythrina trees, in Ficus, and at Cassia siamea flowers.

Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot diet

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Flight call a high-pitched tinkling double note, e.g. “tsee!-tsik”, with emphasis on the first note. Other calls mainly comprise combinations of short staccato high-pitched “tsee” or “tsik” notes.

Breeding

Apr-May. Nest in a hollow in a tree, often a palm trunk or an old barbet hole; once in the top of tree-fern at the edge of primary forest. Eggs 2.

Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot

Conservation Status

SOURCE: Amazing Planet!

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered near-­threatened. Considered generally uncommon throughout the range in both Java and Bali.


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