Moluccan Hanging-Parrot Loriculus amabilis

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A tiny, short-tailed green parrot with a narrow red throat patch and a vivid red rump. Males show a red forecrown and pale eye. Females lack the red forehead, have a dark eye, and display a smaller throat patch. Juveniles show a yellow throat and shoulder. Found in canopy of dense forest, forest edge, and plantations within the lowlands, usually in pairs or singly. Unmistakable, as it is the only tiny green short-tailed parrot in its limited range in the north Moluccas. Calls include “tzit-tzer-tzer” and high pitched “tzeet” notes.

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