Vernal Hanging Parrot (species: Loriculus vernalis) in Birds of Laos (Gaia Guide)
Loriculus vernalis
Vernal Hanging Parrot

©Vipin Baliga: Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Loriculus
Species Loriculus vernalis

Distinguishing features

It is a small, mainly green hanging parrot with a short tail. The adult male has a red rump and bill, and blue throat patch. The female has a green patch. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 14 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Distribution and habitat preferences

It is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent and some other areas of Southeast Asia. It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of food.

It is found in dry jungle and areas of cultivation. (Wikipedia)


It eats fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms. (Wikipedia)

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