Sangihe Hanging-Parrot Loriculus catamene

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A tiny, green, very short-tailed parrot restricted to Sangihe Island. Mostly bright green with a red rump, upper tail, and throat in both sexes. Male differs from female in having a red forehead patch and a pale eye. Singles or pairs occur in forest, forest edge, and plantations in both lowlands and foothills. The only tiny, short-tailed parrot on the island. Calls include a very high-pitched “zeet” and repeated “tzew-tzew-tzew.”

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