A striking red and deep purple-blue parrot with a fairly long tail. Underside red except for dark chest band, red head with broad dark stripe through eye, and deep blue crown patch; back and tail also dark, and wings show extensive red markings. Juveniles show more blue on crown. Unique within its limited range in the Sangihe Islands. Found in pairs or groups in forest, forest edge, and nearby plantations. Gives harsh screeches, singly or repeatedly, most often in flight.