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Wallace's Hanging Parrot
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Male
Information
Common Name Flores Hanging Parrot
Range island of Flores.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittaculidae
Agapornithinae
Genus Loriculus
Species Loriculus flosculus
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Wallace's hanging parrot (Loriculus flosculus), also known as the Flores hanging parrot, is a small (11–12 cm) parrot endemic to the island of Flores.

This is an arboreal parrot. The male is predominantly green, with a red bill, a red spot on the throat, orange legs and dark red nape, bright red rump and uppertail-coverts. The female has the red on the throat reduced or absent.

This parrot qualifies as Endangered as it has a very small range and population. The main threat is habitat destruction. The current population is estimated at between 2500 and 10000.

It is named after Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, and biologist.

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