“I was doing my research and heard this loud tweeting sound – and decided to investigate and lo and behold – these gorgeous wild Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots (Loriculus galgulus) were feeding on the mango tree (Mangifera indica) in my front garden. I could not believe it but the green made it slightly hard to spot them. I grabbed my camera and got some shots, not the best but you can tell that there were definitely hanging parrots -1 May 2010. Absolutely gorgeous colors.”
Georgina Tanya Sandhu-Chin
1st May 2010
Note: We have earlier posts on the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot eating rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), guave (Psidium guajava), and oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruits.
Image by Georgina Tanya Sandhu-Chin.
K C Tsang
This is really nice, looks like we are starting a trend of bird spotting/watching, and recording of bird activities form one’s own backyard, or garden. Just a note, I think in the United Kingdom bird watching from one’s garden is also getting to be quite popular, and they have a yearly bird count of birds from one’s garden. Maybe we should start the ball rolling also in Singapore, and this should be incorporated with the bird count done by the Bird Group in NSS. This might give a better picture of the bird population in Singapore if more people were to participate.
Just an idle thought !!!
No idle thought, KC. It is a great idea. Malaysia will be having its first nationwide MY GARDEN BIRDWATCH soon. Registration is now open… see http://www.mygardenbirdwatch.com/
Thanks to Seow Boon Eu for the tip… http://all-wild.blogspot.com/2010/05/coppersmith-barbet-and-beringin.html
There is an entire colony of these blue hanging parrot in ceylong road joo chiat templing road and cheow keng road. The area has many mango and fruit trees around