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Camiguin hanging parrot

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Psittaculidae
Genus  Loriculus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Superfamily  Psittacoidea
Subfamily  Agapornithinae
Scientific name  Loriculus camiguinensis
Higher classification  Hanging parrot
Order  Parrot
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Similar  Hanging parrot, Parrot, Bird, Moluccan hanging parrot, Bismarck hanging parrot

Camiguin hanging parrot


The Camiguin hanging parrot, Loriculus camiguinensis, is a hanging parrot endemic only on the Philippine island of Camiguin, where its habitat is diminishing. The taxonomy of this population of parrots on Camiguin is uncertain.

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Description

The Camiguin hanging parrot is mostly green with blue throat, face and thighs, and a red tail and red crown. Males and female birds look identical, which is unusual for a hanging parrot native to the Philippines. Only the males of all the other populations living on other islands have a red area on their fronts.

Taxonomy

In 2006, the hanging parrots living on the island of Camiguin, off the northern coast of Mindanao, were described as a separate species than the Philippine hanging parrot (Loriculus camiguinensis). However, more research and DNA analysis is required to clarify their taxonomy.

References

Camiguin hanging parrot Wikipedia


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