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
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.
- Singapore Avifauna records on eBird (Science)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
- Truly Singaporean Parrots: Queueing for the Good Stuff (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot)
BirdLife International. (2016). Loriculus galgulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22685384A93070938.en. 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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot. Retrieved on June 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/blue-crowned-hanging-parrot.