A tiny, short-tailed bright green parrot with a gaudy red rump. Male shows a red throat patch that is absent in females. Inhabits foothills forests, where singles and pairs frequent the canopy. Inhabits a limited range on the island of Flores, where no other miniature stump-tailed parrots occur. Gives extremely high-pitched, repeated “tseet” notes that can also be jumbled together into a rapid twittering phrase.