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Cebu Hanging Parrot
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Illustration by J. G. Keulemans
Information
Range island of Cebu, Philippines.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittaculidae
Agapornithinae
Genus Loriculus
Species Loriculus philippensis
Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

The Cebu hanging parrot (Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus) is an extinct subspecies of the Philippine hanging parrot found only on the island of Cebu, Philippines. This subspecies was generally believed to be extinct until an expedition led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Cebu) claimed to have seen and captured a tiny bird in thick foliage in the remote part of central Cebu. The bird has a distinctive scarlet tail with faint patches of red on its head. The bird measures 14 cm (5.5 in) long with a wingspan of 18 cm (7 in).

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