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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Loriculus galgulus

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Loriculus galgulus
Class: Bird
Weight: 28 grams
Life span: 14 years
Conservation status: Least concern
Number of offspring: 3 eggs at a time

About

I LIVE IN ASIA

The blue-crowned hanging parrot is native to southern Asia in countries such as Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. They often frequent subtropical and mangrove forests.


I AM AN OMNIVORE

The blue-crowned hanging parrot feeds on flower buds and fruits. They will also eat a range of insects like mealworms and maggots.


BLUE-CROWNED HANGING PARROTS ARE SOCIAL

Blue-crowned hanging parrots are somewhat social and have been known to live in small groups of a few individuals.


LIVING LIFE UPSIDE-DOWN

The blue-crowned hanging parrot’s name comes from its ability to roost and sleep in an upside-down position. They are the only species of bird in the world that sleep like this. This bird species will also shower and sometimes eat in the same position as it sleeps.


HELPING THE BLUE-CROWNED HANGING PARROT IN THE WILD

The blue-crowned hanging parrot at the Zoo is enrolled in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP is a program implemented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure a genetically viable population exists.


I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM

The blue-crowned hanging parrot plays a very important role in dispersing seeds within their environment, which aids in boosting biodiversity in the environment.


 

Conservation

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