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Loriculus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Psittaciformes
Familia: Psittacidae
Subfamilia: Psittacinae
Tribus: Psittaculini
Genus: Loriculus
Species: L. amabilis - L. aurantiifrons - L. beryllinus - L. camiguinensis - L. catamene - L. exilis - L. flosculus - L. galgulus - L. philippensis - L. pusillus - L. stigmatus - L. tener - L. vernalis


Name

Loriculus Blyth, 1850

The hanging parrots are birds in the parrot genus Loriculus . This is a group of small parrots from tropical southern Asia.

These little parrots, about 13 cm (5 in) long, are mostly green plumaged and short-tailed. Often head coloring helps to identify individual species.[1] These parrots are unique among birds for their ability to sleep upside down.[2]

Species

* Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Loriculus amabilis
* Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot, Loriculus aurantiifrons
* Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Loriculus beryllinus
* Sangihe Hanging Parrot, Loriculus catamene
* Pygmy Hanging Parrot, Loriculus exilis (also called Green Hanging Parrot)
* Wallace's Hanging Parrot, Loriculus flosculus
* Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Loriculus galgulus
* Sula Hanging Parrot, Loriculus sclateri
* Great Hanging Parrot, Loriculus stigmatus (also called Celebes Hanging Parrot)
* Bismarck Hanging Parrot, Loriculus tener
* Philippine Hanging Parrot, Loriculus philippensis (or Colasisi)
o Cebu Hanging Parrot, Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus
o Camiguin Hanging Parrot, Loriculus (camiguinensis) philippensis
o Black-billed Hanging Parrot, Loriculus (philippensis) bonapartei
* Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot, Loriculus pusillus
* Vernal Hanging Parrot, Loriculus vernalis


References

1. ^ Alderton, David (2003). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 214. ISBN 1-84309-164-X.
2. ^ Buckley, Francine G (1966). "Behaviour of the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Loriculus galgulus with comparative notes on the Vernal Hanging Parrot L. vernalis". Ibis 110 (2): 145–164. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1968.tb00438.x.

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