Loriculus pusillus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Loriculus pusillus
Species Authority: Gray, 1859
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-throated Hanging-parrot, Yellow-throated Hanging-Parrot, Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot
Spanish Lorículo de Java

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Mahood, S., Taylor, J.
This poorly known parrot is fairly catholic in its habitat requirements; however, it is uncommon and habitat loss and degradation have been so intense over its range that it is probably undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction. It therefore qualifies as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Loriculus pusillus occurs in Java and Bali, Indonesia, where it is uncommon and has declined markedly in west Java, but appears to tolerate heavily degraded forest (as long as some tall trees are left) on Bali (BirdLife International 2001).

Indonesia (Bali, Jawa)
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally uncommon throughout its range (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits lowland, swamp and montane forests to 2,000 m.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest destruction in the lowlands of Java and Bali has been extremely extensive. However, the species's ability to tolerate degraded habitats and to persist at higher elevations, where forest destruction has been less severe, means that its decline has not been rapid.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Survey to assess population size. Regularly monitor at certain sites throughout its range to determine population trends. Protect significant areas of suitable forest on Java and Bali.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Loriculus pusillus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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