Blue-crowned hanging parrot

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Blue-crowned hanging parrot
Loriculus galgulus (male) -Singapore-8.jpg
Male, Singapore
Loriculus galgulus -Tanglin Halt, Singapore -female-8 (2).jpg
Female, Singapore
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Loriculus
Species: L. galgulus
Binomial name
Loriculus galgulus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The blue-crowned hanging parrot (Loriculus galgulus) is a small (length: 13 cm (5.1 in)) mainly green parrot found in forested lowlands in southern Burma and Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo).

Description

Blue-crowned hanging parrots are mostly green and the adults have black beaks. Adult males have a blue crown, red throat, red rump, and a yellow lower back. Adult females are duller than males and lack the yellow lower back, usually lack the red throat, and the blue crown is much less noticeable. The juvenile is duller than the female, and has a grey forehead and horn-coloured beak.[2]

Behaviour

Breeding

Blue-crowned hanging parrots nest in tree cavities. There are usually three eggs in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for 20 days and the chicks leave the nest about 33 days from hatching.[2]

Feeding

Its diet includes flowers, buds, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Loriculus galgulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Alderton, David (2003). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 214. ISBN 1-84309-164-X. 

External links

  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profile
  • BirdLife Species Factsheet
  • Oriental Bird Images: Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Selected photos


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