19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Vernal Hanging Parrot

The vernal hanging parrot is a small parrot which is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms that make up its diet. They frequent the banyan tree for the fruit and plantain trees for the nectar from the flowers. Found in Konkan, Maharashtra, India. This is a small, mainly green hanging parrot, only 14 cm long with a short tail. The adult male has a red rump and bill, and blue throat patch. The female has a green patch. Vernal hanging parrot is a bird of dry jungle and cultivation. It nests in holes in trees, laying 2-4 white eggs.Its flight is swift and direct, and the call is a raucous chattering.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Pune, Maharastra, India, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © apurba Das