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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot  

Also Known As: Malay Hanging Parrot, Malay Loriquet, Blue-topped Hanging Parrot, Sapphire-crowned Hanging Parrot
 
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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

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Like other Hanging Parrots, this species roosts upside down and may also take a bath in the rain in the same position.

Species Profile
Genus:
Loriculus

Species:
galgulus

Size: Adult Weight:
12cm (4.7 in) 28g (1 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Male-in general green plumage; dark blue patch on crown; orange/yellow wash on mantle; red rump and upper tail coverts; band across lower back yellow; red throat patch. Bill black. Eye dark brown. Female-minimal blue on crown and orange/yellow on mantle; red throat patch absent; yellow band on lower back absent.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adult female but with grey forehead washed with blue; blue on crown and orange/yellow on mantle absent; green rump with feathers margined red. Bill yellow/brown.

Call: Calls made in flight shrill and squeaky. Group calls rapidly repeated or ringing. While feeding notes are occasionally shrill and with two syllables.

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Content Sources:

Tailfeathers Network http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/birdinformation/hangingparrots.php

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E181.htm&Pic=181_1.JPG

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1518&m=0

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

ML Media Collection Catalogue 36272, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Loriculus galgulus, van den Berg, Arnoud, Pahang, Malaysia, Apr. 12 1985, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.