The first time we spotted this bird was when we noticed a strange, bright green blob with red spots amongst a pale coloured tree! They make very high-pitched noises and despite their adorable appearance, they usually bicker with one another over food and space.
Description: The Blue-Crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) is a little green bird with a very short tail. You can usually find them in forests or gardens, and sometimes along streets. They are difficult to spot and can usually be seen flying away very quickly. Blue-crowned hanging parrots are bright green all over with bright red tails. Males have red throats and a blue patch on their heads, hence the name “blue-crowned”. These parrots also have a yellow patch on the back of their necks. You can differentiate juveniles by their pale-coloured beaks, unlike the adults’ grey beaks. (The bird on top is a fluffy juvenile :3)
Status: Uncommon resident breeder
Diet: Flower, fruit, seed, nut, nectar
Fun fact: These parrots like hanging upside down on tree branches, just as their name suggests!
6 September 2014
27 August 2014
The parrots like eating the fruit of the palm trees.
7 August 2014
Parrot acrobatics! They are called hanging parrots after all.
4 August 2014
This is the day when we took the cover images for the page! But when we first spotted the parrot, we noticed it was next to a different “hanging” creature…
2 August 2014
Can you spot me?
1 August 2014
Later, we spotted an adult parrot feeding a juvenile (you can tell by the colour of their beaks).
7 July 2014
Extreme hanging acrobatics! :0
13 June 2014
We spotted two of them on a tree by the street!
1 June 2014
While taking pictures of another bird, we noticed red amongst the trees. Upon further inspection, we realized that it was an elusive blue-crowned hanging parrot!! This was the first time we had seen one.