This one is my new collection. A Blue-Crowned Hanging Parrot [Loriculus Galgulus] as Indonesian used to call it 'Srindit', a common name in the local markets. I have known this kind for a long time ago, but I have not had a chance to have one, since I don't like it's voice. But I think I have changed my mind, now I'm trying to keep it for the voice/sound purpose, as I would like to race an Asian Pied Starling [Jalak Uret/Sturnus Contra - Prev., Now Gracupica Contra] Chick, one month old. I used to race it that way, since a month old chick, then keep it for about a year together with other birds, which I'd like their sounds/songs to be imitated and embed it into this starling. I have successfully done it for many times. The last one I made, have been taken by a friend of mine, so I decide to make a brand new one, but with another sounds/songs type, a true unique one.
Like other Hanging Parrots, this species roosts upside down and may also take a bath in the rain in the same position. I just did not realize this fact, before. So, when the first night it stays in my house, I seen it slept with upside down position and I tried to make it right by bothering it. But as many times I tried to correct its position, it still be back to the upside down position. And I gave up. Then, the next day I just found out this fact via internet, this bird used to be like this, always. Ha ha ha, what a funny bird.
The general knowledge profile of this bird can be seen in the following:
12cm (4.7 in)
28g (1 oz)
Races including nominate:
Colourization Adult: Male-in general green plumage; dark blue patch on crown; orange/yellow wash on mantle; red rump and upper tail coverts; band across lower back yellow; red throat patch. Bill black. Eye dark brown. Female-minimal blue on crown and orange/yellow on mantle; red throat patch absent; yellow band on lower back absent.
Colourization Juvenile: As in adult female but with grey forehead washed with blue; blue on crown and orange/yellow on mantle absent; green rump with feathers margined red. Bill yellow/brown.
Call: Calls made in flight shrill and squeaky. Group calls rapidly repeated or ringing. While feeding notes are occasionally shrill and with two syllables.
I got this bird from a friend of mine. He explained to me how to keep it fit, the feeding and other general knowledge regarding this bird. I give the diet as he suggested, feeding it with half ripe corn, half ripe banana fruit, seeds [millet, canary seed, etc.], insect/ant's egg and off course the water for its drink.
Hopefully, it is a kind with a crowd sound and often sings, so the Starling will reproduce its song precisely later when it gets mature.