Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)


The Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis) is a small parrot with a very short tail. The size is around 12-14cm only. It is a local bird mainly resident in North East India and Western ghats in india.
The male would be sporting an excellent red colored beak and a red rump (as seen in few photographs below) with a nice blue colored thorat patch.
They normally would be feeding on small fruits and also deep themselves in nectar of flowers.

Parrots are one of the few birds which we get introduced to in our childhood. We also had a few pet parrots as pets at home and would try teaching them few words to speak.
Looking back I feel bad for these beautiful birds which are mostly in demand in the pet trade and people keep them at home in cages.
If you liked and appreciate this beautiful birdie through below photographs, please say NO to pet parrots or any other birds. Thanks!!

Location: Hotel Monarch (Mithun hotels), Masinagudi, Mudumalai tiger Reserve, Tamilnadu.
Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 300mm, 1.4TC, Tripod.



Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

1. A green coloured bird in green surroundings. Did you find me well?


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

2. Once landed on a tree, they normally do a ramp walk to roam around the tree occasionally using beaks to hold onto while changing branches.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

3. A branch walk to go to the desired mango or a place to roost.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

4. The parrot is famous for hanging upside down while roosting. Its not roosting here but you get an idea ;-)


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

5. The beak is used like a cutter and seen here buried deep inside the mango.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

6. The red rump seen here is a male's exclusive wear. Red on Green, can you dare to wear and carry that this well?


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

7. Mango, ummm, who won't love to savour them?


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

8. A mango which fell down was being shared by a juvenile red vented bulbul and this parrot.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

9. This is a very small but a beautiful bird, won't you agree now?


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

10. One was hanging and trying to talk while the other one is not interested to speak, it seems.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

11. The couple was trying to steal a kiss behind the branch. Look at the closed eye while kissing ;-)


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

12. Fun chasing each other from the favourite perches/fruits.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

13. The meditation in deep sleep.


Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

14. "We are beautiful birds but please don't cage us as pets". I heard it saying, I swear.




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