Loriculus

The Loriculus genus includes several small hanging parrots that are native to the southern Asia.

When sleeping they hang upside down - like bats - which is unique among birds.

They are about 11-15 cm long and mostly bright green with short tails.

 

Loriculus amabilis
Moluccan Hanging Parrot

Loriculus aurantiifrons
Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot

Loriculus beryllinus
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot

Loriculus camiguinensis
Camiguin Hanging Parrot

Loriculus catamene
Sangihe Hanging Parrot

Loriculus exilis
Pygmy Hanging Parrot

Loriculus flosculus
Wallace's Hanging Parrot

Loriculus galgulus
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Loriculus philippensis
Philippine Hanging Parrot

Loriculus pusillus
Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot

Loriculus sclateri
Sula Hanging Parrot

Loriculus stigmatus
Great Hanging Parrot

Loriculus tener
Bismarck Hanging Parrot

Loriculus vernalis
Vernal Hanging Parrot

Species & Subspecies

  • Loriculus amabilis (Wallace, 1862) - Moluccan Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus aurantiifrons (Schlegel, 1871) - Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot
    • Loriculus aurantiifrons aurantiifrons (Schlegel, 1871)
    • Loriculus aurantiifrons meeki (Hartert, 1895)
  • Loriculus beryllinus (Forster, JR, 1781) - Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus camiguinensis (Tello, Degner, Bates, JM & Willard, 2006) - Camiguin Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus catamene (Schlegel, 1871) - Sangihe Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus exilis (Schlegel, 1866) - Pygmy Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus flosculus (Wallace, 1864) - Wallace's Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus galgulus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus philippensis (Statius Müller, PL, 1776) - Philippine Hanging Parrot
    • Loriculus philippensis philippensis (Statius Müller, PL, 1776)
    • Loriculus philippensis apicalis (Souancé, 1856)
    • Loriculus philippensis bonapartei (Souancé, 1856)
    • Loriculus philippensis bournsi (McGregor, 1905)
    • Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus (Sclater, PL, 1872)
    • Loriculus philippensis dohertyi (Hartert, 1906)
    • Loriculus philippensis mindorensis (Steere, 1890)
    • Loriculus philippensis regulus (Souancé, 1856)
    • Loriculus philippensis siquijorensis (Steere, 1890)
    • Loriculus philippensis worcesteri (Steere, 1890)
  • Loriculus pusillus (Gray, GR, 1859) - Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus sclateri (Wallace, 1863) - Sula Hanging Parrot
    • Loriculus sclateri sclateri (Wallace, 1863)
    • Loriculus sclateri ruber (Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1896)
  • Loriculus stigmatus (Müller, S, 1843) - Great Hanging Parrot
    • Loriculus stigmatus stigmatus (Müller, S, 1843)
    • Loriculus stigmatus croconotus (Jany, 1955)
    • Loriculus stigmatus quadricolor (Walden, 1872)
  • Loriculus tener (Sclater, PL, 1877) - Bismarck Hanging Parrot
  • Loriculus vernalis (Sparrman, 1787) - Vernal Hanging Parrot
    • Loriculus vernalis vernalis (Sparrman, 1787)
    • Loriculus vernalis phileticus (Deignan, 1956)