Loriculus philippensis
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Name Loriculus philippensis philippensis, Philippine hanging parrot, colasissi
Distribution This race of the Philippine endemic is found in Luzon, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Banton and Polillo
Habitat Forest
Remarks The smallest parrot in the Philippines is uncommon on Polillo, although it is probably one of the most common birds kept as a pet. This species is not merely a forest resident but will also colonise city gardens (Kennedy et al 2000). It was only recorded from two formal study sites on Polillo and in a forest patch near Sibulan watershed reserve. Discussions suggest the species is far more wide-spread than these records suggest, though hunting for the pet trade is a cause for concern.