Hanging parrot

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Hanging parrots
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) 4c.jpg
Blue-crowned hanging parrot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Agapornithinae
Genus: Loriculus
Blyth, 1849

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The hanging parrots are birds in the parrot genus Loriculus. This is a group of small parrots from tropical southern Asia.

These little parrots, about 13 cm (5.1 in) long, are mostly green plumaged and short-tailed. Often head coloring helps to identify individual species.[1] These parrots are unique among birds for their ability to sleep upside down.[2]


See also


  1. ^ Alderton, David (2003). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 214. ISBN 1-84309-164-X.
  2. ^ Buckley, Francine G (1966). "Behaviour of the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Loriculus galgulus with comparative notes on the Vernal Hanging Parrot L. vernalis". Ibis. 110 (2): 145–164. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1968.tb00438.x.

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