Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot and oil palm fruits

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HangingParrotBlCroil palm [AmarSingh] 1

“…we saw many birds coming to one site to feed. This is an abandoned oil palm estate now converted to eco-tourism and has significant secondary growth.

HangingParrotBlCroil palm [AmarSingh] 2

“Many birds were coming to eat the flesh of a few remaining oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruits including these Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus). Images top and above are of a male.

HangingParrotBlCr-f [AmarSingh] 3

“The image above and below are of a female. Below further shows the blue crown that is also present in adult females, and is occasional not well illustrated in some guides.”

HangingParrotBlCr-f [AmarSingh] [AmarSingh] 4

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd May 2016

Location: Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth

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