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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot eating mango

on 16th May 2010


“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
Singapore
1st May 2010
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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.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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3 Responses

  1. 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 !!!

  2. 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

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