Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Loriculus galgulus

Blue-crowned hanging parrots are very little parrots, whose length is around 13 cm (5 in). They are found in forested lowlands of Southern Thailand, Western Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, and Borneo. This parrot uses its tongue to get nectar. It also eats fruits, buds, flowers, seeds, and occasionally small insects.

The above picture was taken at the Chicago Brookfield Zoo, in August 2004.

Genus Loriculus
Tribe Psittaculini
Subfamily Psittacinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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