Camiguin Hanging parrot discovered in 2006

Camiguin Hanging-parrot Loriculus (philippensis) camiguinensis NOT YET EVALUATED

Camiguin Hanging-parrot

Camiguin Hanging-parrot

The Camiguin Hanging Parrot, Loriculus (philippensis) 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. 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. The parrot is a Hanging-parrot, or Colasisi, with bright green feathers covering most of the body. The throat and thighs are bright blue, and the top of the head and tail are brilliant scarlet-orange. Males and females have identical plumage, which is quite unusual in this group of parrots.
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
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