Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Scientific Name: Loriculus galgulus
Malay Name: Serindit Melayu
Chinese Name: 蓝顶短尾鹦鹉

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo


Size: 12-14.5 cm

Identification: Male has bright green overall plumage with dark blue crown patch, reddish  breast patch, small yellow patch on mantle just below the nape, yellow band on rump, reddish uppertail-coverts, blackish bill and dark eyes. Female resembles male but is duller and lacks the reddish breast patch. Juvenile resembles female but has dusky-yellowish bill.

Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, parks and gardens.


Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Goldhill Avenue, Malcolm Park and any suitable patch of habitat.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore