Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus Sclater, 1872:324

Cebu hanging parrot, Colasisi, Cebu golden-backed hanging parakeet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1920 (Baud, 1976) or 1929 (wild) (Rand, 1949); 1943 (captivity) (Ibid.)


Rabor (1959) reported that the last known specimen was collected by R. C. McGregor in 1906. Rand (1949) that a captive population at London Zoo died out in 1943, which had derived from birds captured from the wild in 1929. Magsalay (1993) states that it was rediscovered sometime between 1981 and 1992. Paguntalan and Jakosalem (2008) failed to find it during their fieldwork, but noted that locals had reported a sighting in August 2004.



Cebu, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sclater, P. L. (1872). On a new parakeet of the genus Loriculus from the Philippine Islands. Ibis 2(S3): 323-325.


Other references:

Baud, F. J. (1976). Oiseaux des Philippines de la collection W. Parsons. I. Cebu, Samar, Romblon, Tablas et Sibuyan. Revue Suisse Zool. 83: 497-513.

Dutson, Guy C. L., Magsalay, Perla M. and Timmins, Robert J. (1993). The rediscovery of the Cebu Flowerpecker Dicaeum quadricolor, with notes on other forest birds on Cebu, Philippines. Bird Conservation International 3: 235-243.

Forshaw, Joseph M. (1989). Parrots of the world. 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Avian Publications. 672 pp.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292. [pp. 150-151]

Magsalay, P. M. (1993). Rediscovery of four Cebu endemic birds (Philippines). Asian Life Sciences 2(2): 141-148. [Abstract]

McGregor, R. C. (1909). A Manual of Philippine Birds. Part 1. Galliformes to Eurylaemiformes. Manil(l?)a: Bureau of Science.

Paguntalan, Lisa Marie J. and Jakosalem, Philip Godfrey. (2008). Significant records of birds in forests on Cebu island, central Philippines. Forktail 24: 48-56.

Rabor, D. S. (1959). The impact of deforestation on the birds of Cebu, Philippines, with new records for that island. Auk 76: 37-43.

Rand, A. L. (1949). Late records of the Cebu golden-backed hanging parakeet. Avicultural Magazine 65: 177-178.


<< Back to the Psittaciformes (Cockatoos and Parrots) database