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Blue-Crowned Hanging Parrot

Loriculus galgulus

Range

  • Forested lowlands of the Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sunda Islands (except for Sulawesi)

Habitat

  • Forested Lowlands

Diet

  • Fruits
  • Nectar
  • Buds
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Small insects

The male has a distinctive dark-blue patch on its crown as well as a red throat patch; the female has duller plumage.

This petite parrot is found in the forested lowlands of the Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sunda Islands (except for Sulawesi). Roosting is done upside down, hence the name “hanging” parrot. In the wild, this parrot mainly eats fruits, nectar, buds, flowers, seeds, and occasionally small insects.

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