Species Details

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Vernal Hanging Parrot Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Loriculus vernalis
Family : Psittaculidae
Order : Psittaciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Lorikeet
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : Vernal Hanging Parrot is a tiny green parrot with a red bill and rump which looks entirely green except some parts of it.It has reddish-orange bill,brownish-buff irises and pale orange legs and feet.The female is distinguished from its male by the throat patch. It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms that make up its diet. They frequent the banyan tree for the fruit and plantain trees for the nectar from the flowers.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.