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SPECIES INFO

The Wallace's Hanging Parrot, Loriculus flosculus also known as the Flores Hanging Parrot, is a small (length: 11-12cm) 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.





                                     



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