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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Loriculus galgulus
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Loriculus galgulus
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
CITES Appendix II. CMS Appendix II.
Blue-crowned hanging parrot
The blue-crowned hanging parrot (Loriculus galgulus) is a small (length: 13 cm (5.1 in)) mainly green parrot found in forested lowlands in southern Burma and Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, Sumatra, far western Java and Borneo.
Blue-crowned hanging parrots are mostly green and the adults have black beaks. Adult males have a blue crown, red throat, red rump, and a yellow lower back. Adult females are duller than males and lack the yellow lower back, usually lack the red throat, and the blue crown is much less noticeable. The juvenile is duller than the female, and has a grey forehead and horn-coloured beak.
Blue-crowned hanging parrots nest in tree cavities.Here's a short video of a female exploring a cavity -Video There are usually three eggs in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for 20 days and the chicks leave the nest about 33 days from hatching.
Its diet includes flowers, buds, fruits, nuts, and seeds.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Loriculus galgulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Alderton, David (2003). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 214. ISBN 1-84309-164-X.