Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

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

Range:
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

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.

Behaviour/Ecology:

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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.

Photos:

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

References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Loriculus galgulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.