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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Loriculus galgulus


Small green tree loving parrot with red upper tail coverts and a blue crown patch. Males also have a red breast patch.


Primary and secondary forest, parks and gardens and urban green spaces. This bird seen at Bidadari Cemetery in an overgrown park like space within the greater urban area. Although once listed as critically endangered in Singapore, the species is doing well and has become increasingly widespread.


Seen throughout Singapore but rarely this accommodating for me!

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triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Jim. And thank you for the comment on my portfolio. I really enjoy sharing knowledge of our incredible planets natural history, so yes, I plan to post more.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 6 years ago

Good capture! You have a great portfolio, hopefully we will see more postings.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for verifying this point. I shall certainly do my best to be as accurate as possible. Just as an aside, I understand that the site I saw this parrot is earmarked for development so the Island will likely loose what has become one of the prime birding sites - very sad. Anyway, thank you again for your feedback.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Neil for your comment. Usually I only see these birds as little green dots high up in the canopy so was very fortunate on this occasion.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Great series and spotting. Glad this fellow cooperated.

Hi there, the habitat field is for noting the actual habitat where you took the photograph. This is so that we can track any chages of habitat which may occur. You can find more info in our FAQs, see links at the foot of each page.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Hi Malcolm, sorry but being fairly new to this site I am still figuring things out. In this case I saw the bird at Bidadari Cemetery which pretty much covers everything I noted except the Primary forest. I have tried to be as accurate as I can on the Google map. Generally I note habitat on my own observations so if I may ask a question, in future, do I note the habitat for the species or for where the image was taken? Thank you for your feed back.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Armadeus.4, Mark and coopboop for your comments and I am so thrilled to have been nominated.

coopboop 6 years ago

Great assortment of shots and very helpful description. A real beauty of a bird. Thanks for capturing the personality and beauty.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice series. Lucky day!

You have quoted your habitat from reference, please state in the habitat field the actual habitat where you took this photograph.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

armadeus.4 6 years ago

I'm so pleased you were able to get these beautiful pics. Gorgeous parrot. Thank you for sharing :)

triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Leuba and FlameGriffon for your comments.

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 6 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Love the patches of blue & red - looks like someone's dropped paint on him/her. Quite a robust beak too. Lovely spotting and so glad he cooperated with you for these photos. thanks.

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Spotted on May 30, 2014
Submitted on Mar 13, 2015

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