Loriculus vernalis   (Sparrman,  1787) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: John Wall

Size: 14 cm

A dainty little bright grass-green parrot with short square tail and rich crimson rump. A small blue throat-patch in male; lacking in female. Singly, or small parties, in orchards and well-wooded country.

Voice: A pleasant, sharp, trisyllabic chee-chee-chee repeated every couple of second.

Nesting: Season- January to April.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Vernal Hanging Parrot (English)
• Indian (Vernal) Hanging-Parrot
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Goa, Valpoi INDIA (Record: 27/11/1972, 12/12/1972)
• Goa, Betul INDIA
• Goa, Nuvem INDIA
• Goa, Cabo de Rama INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.66) (Long: 76.18) INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 75.96) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 76.31) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.66) (Long: 76.55) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • World Twitch Available at - http://www.worldtwitch.com/
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Nameer, PO (2005) Wetlands and waterfowl conservation in kerala with special reference to Ramsar sites kerala environment congress 2005 Centre for environment and development 97-112 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Davidar, Priya; Yoganand, K; Ganesh, T and Nayak, KG (2007) Avifauna of the andaman islands: preliminary inventory and distributional patterns Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 298-310 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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