Sunday, April 2

Vernal hanging parrot Images

   ›      ›   Vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) Images

The vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) belongs to the family Psittaculidae in the order Psittaciformes.

The genus Loriculus is a group of small green birds from tropical southern Asia. These species are unique among birds for their ability to hang upside down while resting or sleeping. These Loriculus spp. take a peculiar defecation posture when they are upside down to protect the plumage from getting soiled.

The Loriculus vernalis prefers soft fruits and there is much regurgitation and remastication of food. They do not use their foot in feeding. There are instances of Loriculus vernalis flying to palmyrah trees, consuming palm wine (toddy) collected in earthen pots and getting intoxicated.

Though the Loriculus vernalis bring their foot directly to the bill for preening, they scratch the body indirectly. They readily enter standing water and splash and take bath. The Loriculus vernalis take an upside-down pseudo-sleeping posture in response to the appearance of predators.


The Loriculus vernalis form pairs after attaining maturity and the bond is initiated and maintained by courtship feeding. The male bird is often seen strutting around. Both the pair take part in cutting nest lining material.
vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis)
1.Vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) Image by Tareq Uddin Ahmed

vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis)
2.by viwake

Loriculus vernalis
3.Image by Raj Dhage

Loriculus vernalis
4.by Swardeepak

vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis)
5.Loriculus vernalis Image by Vipin Baliga

Loriculus vernalis
6.by Jason Thompson

Loriculus vernalis
7.Image by Jason Thompson

vernal hanging parakeet (Loriculus vernalis)
8.Image by Vivekpuliyeri

Loriculus vernalis
9.Image by Sandeep Gangadharan

Loriculus vernalis
10.Vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) by viwake

Advertisement

Popular posts in Birds of India
Painted sandgrouse Pale-capped pigeon
Nicobar parakeet Banded bay cuckoo
Spot-bellied eagle-owl Savanna nightjar
Asian palm-swift Ruddy kingfisher
European bee-eater Oriental pied hornbill
White-eyed gull Caspian tern
Indian grey hornbill Long-tailed jaeger
Black-bellied sandgrouse Nilgiri wood pigeon
Lord Derby's parakeet Lesser cuckoo
Rock eagle-owl Indian nightjar
Brown-backed needletail Stork-billed kingfisher
Blue-tailed bee-eater Malabar pied hornbill
Himalayan swiftlet Ward's trogon
European roller Blyth's kingfisher
Pallas's sandgrouse Yellow-eyed pigeon
Plum-headed parakeet Whistling hawk-cuckoo
Pallid scops owl Sykes's nightjar
Edible-nest swiftlet Indian roller
Common kingfisher South polar skua
Pin-tailed sandgrouse Common wood pigeon
Andaman wood pigeon Long-tailed parakeet
Plaintive cuckoo Dusky eagle-owl
Alpine swift White-breasted kingfisher
Chestnut-headed bee-eater Chestnut-headed bee-eater Images
Great hornbill Great hornbill Images
Cream-coloured courser Cream-coloured courser Images
Sooty gull Sooty gull Images
Lesser crested tern Lesser crested tern Images
European turtle dove European turtle dove photos
Brown skua Common gull-billed tern


1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vernal_hanging_parrot_(22054978204).jpg (cropped)
Author: Tareq Uddin Ahmed | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/2/17
2.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Loriculus_vernalis_-Ganeshgudi,_Karnataka,_India_-male-8-1c.jpg (cropped)
Author: viwake | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 4/2/17
3.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vernal_Hanging_Parrot_jpeg.jpg (cropped)
Author: Raj Dhage | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indian_Lorikeet.jpg (cropped)
Author: Swardeepak | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 5.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Pesky_Parrot_-_Vernal_Hanging_Parrot_(9654098096).jpg (cropped)
Author: Vipin Baliga | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/2/17
6.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vernal_Hanging_Parrot.jpg (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/2/17
7.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vernal_Hanging_Parrot.jpg (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/2/17
8.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vernal_Hanging_Parrot_2_@_Kakkadampoyil_2-2-14.jpg (cropped)
Author: Vivekpuliyeri | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vernal_Hanging_Parrot-1.jpg (cropped)
Author: Sandeep Gangadharan | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/2/17
10.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/weewake/8181729327/ (cropped)
Author: viwake | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 4/2/17
Current topic in Birds of India: Vernal hanging parrot Images.
Contact State Tourism or travel agents for bird watching and wildlife tours.