Philippine Hanging Parrot/Colasisi

Loriculus philippensis


 

Philippine Hanging Parrot Philippine Hanging Parrot male Philippine Hanging Parrot

Hanging Parrots are the only parrots (and birds) that can sleep upside-down. They also frequently forage upside down hanging from twigs to reach seeds and buds.

The male Philippine Hanging Parrot, above, has a red bib.

Philippine Hanging Parrot female Philippine Hanging Parrot Philippine Hanging Parrot

The female Philippine Hanging Parrot, above, does not have the red bib.

Both have a red rump.

Philippine Hanging Parrot Philippine Hanging Parrot male Philippine Hanging Parrot
   

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Loriculus galgulus


 

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot male Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

The Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot comes from Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Borneo). Male and female have similar plumage but the male (above) has a stronger blue crown, bright red bib and yellow/orange upper back; the female (below) has a less-pronounced crown, a green upper back and may not have a red bib.

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot female Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

   

Vernal/Indian Hanging Parrot

Loriculus vernalis


 

Vernal Hanging Parrot Vernal Hanging Parrot Vernal Hanging Parrot

The Vernal Hanging Parrot, also called the Indian and the Green Hanging Parrot, is native to India and Southeast Asia. Male and female have similar plumage, mainly green for camouflage in trees, with a small, light-blue throat patch and red rump. Females have a less-pronounced throat patch or it may be absent.

Vernal Hanging Parrot Vernal Hanging Parrot