Overview

Distribution

Range

S Thailand, Malay Pen., Sumatra, Borneo and adjacent islands.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Maximum longevity: 14.3 years (captivity) Observations: One specimen was still alive after 14.3 years in captivity (Brouwer et al. 2000).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Loriculus galgulus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Loriculus galgulus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

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Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common and widespread throughout most of its range (del Hoyo et al. 1997).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
The species has been heavily traded: since 1981, when it was listed on CITES Appendix II, 75,239 wild-caught individuals have been recorded in international trade (UNEP-WCMC CITES Trade Database, January 2005).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II. CMS Appendix II.
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Wikipedia

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 from Thailand to Borneo.

Description[edit]

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.[2]

Behaviour[edit]

Breeding[edit]

Blue-crowned hanging parrots nest in tree cavities. 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.[2]

Feeding[edit]

Its diet includes flowers, buds, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Loriculus galgulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Alderton, David (2003). The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 214. ISBN 1-84309-164-X. 
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