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.


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.


BirdLife International. (2016). Loriculus galgulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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