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Camiguin Hanging Parrot
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Information
Range Philippine island of Camiguin.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittaculidae
Agapornithinae
Genus Loriculus
Species Loriculus camiguinensis

The Camiguin hanging parrot (Loriculus camiguinensis), is a species of 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.

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.

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.

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