Scientific Name: Psittinus cyanurus
Malay Name: Nuri Puling
Chinese Name: 蓝腰鹦鹉
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: cyanurus, pontius.
Local Subspecies: cyanurus
Size: 18.5-19.5 cm
Identification: Male has mostly greyish-blue head, throat and upperbreast, reddish bill with brownish lower mandible, dark purplish-blue mantle and yellowish fringing on green wing-coverts. Female resembles male but has brownish head and bill, bluish back and mostly green underparts. Juvenile resembles female but has greenish head. Shows prominent red coverts and blackish underwing when in flight.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, parks and gardens.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Venus Drive and Nee Soon Swampforest.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
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Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Blue-rumped Parrot)
BirdLife International. (2016). Psittinus cyanurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22727599A94953803.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Blue-rumped Parrot. Retrieved on May 28, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/blue-rumped-parrot.