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Loriculus
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) 4c
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittaculidae
Agapornithinae
Genus Loriculus

Loriculus or hanging parrots, is a genus of parrots in the Psittaculidae family This is a group of small parrots from tropical southern Asia.

These little parrots, about 13 cm (5.1 in) long, are mostly green plumaged and short-tailed. Often head coloring helps to identify individual species. These parrots are unique among birds for their ability to sleep upside down.

Species

Moluccan Hanging Parrot (Wallace, 1862) (Loriculus amabilis)
Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot (Schlegel, 1873) (Loriculus aurantiifrons)
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot (Forster, 1781) (Loriculus beryllinus)
Sangihe Hanging Parrot (Schlegel, 1873) (Loriculus catamene)
Pygmy Hanging Parrot (Schlegel, 1866) (Loriculus exilis)
Wallace's Hanging Parrot (Wallace, 1864) (Loriculus flosculus)
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Linnaeus, 1758) (Loriculus galgulus)
Philippine Hanging Parrot (P.L.S. Müller, 1776) (Loriculus philippensis)
 †Cebu Hanging Parrot (Loriculus philippensis chrysonotus)
 Camiguin Hanging Parrot (Loriculus (camiguinensis) philippensis)
 Black-billed hanging parrot (Loriculus (philippensis) bonapartei)
Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot (Gray, 1859) (Loriculus pusillus)
Sula Hanging Parrot (Wallace, 1863) (Loriculus sclateri)
Great Hanging Parrot (Müller, 1843) (Loriculus stigmatus)
Bismarck Hanging Parrot (Sclater, 1877) (Loriculus tener)
Vernal Hanging Parrot (Sparrman, 1787) (Loriculus vernalis)
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