Friday, August 20, 2010

Blue-Crowned Hanging Parrot [Loriculus Galgulus] 'Srindit'

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:

Species Profile

12cm (4.7 in)
Adult Weight:
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.


attayaya jadi anak smp said...

ulasannya mantap neh bro

finchpolis said...

@attayaya: I've visited your nice site [surprisingly, it has wide spread of topics there] and please accept my apologize for having duplicated one of your amazing pics in there :-) [see the last picture, isn't it looks familiar to u, bro?].

Anonymous said...

More fruit - papaya, guava, mango, apple, grapes, less seed.

Anonymous said...

give lori nekton, or else they don't do well in captivity..
dirty bird, eat & shit at the same time, need to wash cage everyday or else it will stinks to the max & easily prone to fungal ailments ( nose area without feather)..
It's an uphill task to keep the "serindit" unless you got nothing else better to do...

finchpolis said...

Thank u guys for all comment and suggestion, I really appreciate it. Correct, it could eats and shits at the same time, just like mynah or starlings. Keep its cage clean everyday, of course, since it is becoming my pet bird. Same treatment applied to all my pet birds, including water and sun bathing from 6 to 8 am, everyday. Hard to be done but it has to ...