The vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) is a small parrot which is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent and some other areas of Southeast Asia. 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.



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. Immature birds have a duller rump, and lack the throat patch. Vernal hanging parrot is less gregarious than some of its relatives, and is usually in small groups outside the breeding season. Its flight is swift and direct, and the call is a raucous chattering.

In Sri Lanka, it is replaced by the very similar endemic Sri Lanka hanging parrot, (L. beryllinus).
Vernal Hanging-Parrot
Date Location Count
2020-11-25 07:00Garva Agro Tourism5
2020-11-01 06:15Mal Naka, Ratnagiri1
2020-11-10 09:08Narendra Dongar, Sawantwadi1
2020-11-12 06:00Socorro Plateau3
2020-11-26 16:11THE KING'S SCHOOL3
2020-11-18 07:15Ganjem bridge2
2020-11-16 06:50Ganjem Junction and Ganjeshwari Temple1
2020-11-05 06:35Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary5
2020-11-10 16:20Chidambar trail2
2020-11-23 09:30Natures Nest & Surrounding
2020-11-05 07:45Sunkeri Backwaters2
2020-11-26 16:49Tambdi Surla- Mahadev Temple and Surroundings4
2020-11-22 08:13Netravali WLS3
2020-11-08 07:44Kerawadi Lake, kadwa, karvar1
2020-11-21 10:55Old Magazine House, Ganeshgudi2
2020-11-14 07:00Hosad Forest, Kumta2
2020-11-21 07:23Timber Depot Dandeli1
2020-11-14 08:53Dandeli--Timber Depot1
2020-11-01 07:55Barkur Wetlands2
2020-11-17 07:17Barkur Wetlands -- Bobbarya Temple1
2020-11-21 06:38Indrali Temple Road1
2020-10-31 06:32Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-01 07:22End Point - Manipal3
2020-11-15 16:06Valley Flats and Marena Slope1
2020-11-13 17:01Herga1
2020-11-13 06:46Eshwar Nagar, Manipal4
2020-11-22 16:27Golikatte1
2020-11-23 16:58Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2020-11-06 07:26Kenjar Wetlands, Mangalore5
2020-11-25 07:06Durga Village, Karkala2
2020-11-16 07:00Durga Reserved Forest - temple area, Karkala3
2020-11-10 09:50Durga-Ambha Bhavani Temple Road, karkala, Karnataka3
2020-11-15 15:59Malebettu, Durga Village, Karkala, Karnataka1
2020-11-03 17:04Aranthode4
2020-11-14 07:34Peralathvayal1
2020-11-04 10:40Chemmattamvayal1
2020-11-03 17:16Manhampothi hills3
2020-11-13 08:47Thalabail Village1
2020-11-01 17:15Kuniyan Wetlands1
2020-11-14 16:22Bheemanadi Reserve Forest--Plachikkara2
2020-11-15 06:50Sakrebyle Elephant Camp6
2020-11-23 06:50Madayi Para2
2020-11-05 18:04Ezhome4
2020-11-03 12:21Kakkara3
2020-11-20 06:20Kattampally2
2020-11-25 06:30Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-19 16:00Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary--Muthodi2
2020-11-18 07:04Vattappoyil3
2020-11-14 17:09Linger, Chettimani1
2020-11-24 15:43Paithalmala2
2020-11-26 16:39Kadumane Estate5
2020-11-25 08:45Porora
2020-11-05 07:05Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-03 10:00KANAKAMALA2
2020-11-24 10:40Forest Patch, Bugadalli3
2020-11-24 06:48Linger, Varshini Estate9
2020-11-26 09:02Kannur Forest Division--Punneri2
2020-10-30 07:45Perambadi, Kodagu (Coorg)4
2020-11-05 10:27Virajpete, Karanataka2
2020-11-14 09:08Ponkunnu Hill, Kakkur2
2020-11-19 06:56Thalappuzha Poyil [Hillock]4
2020-11-26 07:07Vazhoorhills,Vazhayur, Kerala8
2020-11-20 11:16Payyampalli1
2020-11-12 07:34Maanamkunnu1
2020-11-09 09:29Pookkode Lake1
2020-11-22 15:57Nagarahole NP--General Area3
2020-11-20 08:35Chembra Peak1
2020-11-01 11:35Chekanoor2
2020-11-09 14:09Karapuzha Reservoir--Nathamkuni1
2020-11-19 17:25DM WIMS, Arapetta1
2020-11-19 17:00Kumaranellur1
2020-11-10 09:01Edakkal Caves2
2020-11-07 16:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad4
2020-11-22 09:29Nilambur--DFO's Bungalow1
2020-11-26 16:43Thrissur Government Medical College1
2020-11-22 07:28Kodikuthimala2
2020-11-24 06:35College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences3
2020-11-27 06:34Cheerakavu5
2020-11-04 14:33Kerala Agricultural University--General Area1
2020-11-08 07:40Koottilakadavu Branch3
2020-11-12 09:01Kunthipuzha Bridge2
2020-11-15 07:31Peechi Dam Site1
2020-11-09 16:42Peringottukurissi--Paddy Fields1
2020-10-29 12:21Bandipur NP--Forest Headquarters6
2020-11-01 08:38Silent Valley National Park--Mukkali3
2020-11-05 10:48Bandipur NP--Safari campus1
2020-11-22 07:49Mattumala Hillock3
2020-11-03 08:51Malayattoor--General Area9
2020-10-31 06:40Agali - Sambarcode3
2020-11-07 07:48Malampuzha -Eagle Owl Point2
2020-10-30 16:08Malampuzha Ring Road (Left hand side)1
2020-11-01 08:38Athikadavu River4
2020-11-26 14:15Sim's Park, Conoor7
2020-11-15 08:561st river feeding Malampuzha dam, Kava1
2020-11-28 09:30Chembana Hillocks, Malampuzha1
2020-11-23 14:06Nelliyampathy Hills--Road to Thookupalam2
2020-11-08 08:01Kava hillside (Nightjar valley), Malampuzha - (10.832, 76.728)4
2020-11-27 11:01Nightjar Valley (Road Side)1
2020-11-20 16:05Perumal Kovil Pathy6
2020-11-12 10:23Burliyar - Coonoor Rd5
2020-11-01 07:30Nelliyampathy Forest Reserve4
2020-11-21 16:15Valiyeri, Kanjikode2
2020-11-26 07:16Kalappara--Eldhose Birding Lodge(Restricted Access)2
2020-10-31 08:10Kallar Horticultural Garden7
2020-11-19 17:09Kanjikode V.V. College Area2
2020-11-08 07:30Tattekkad2
2020-10-31 08:38Thattekad--near Hornbill Camp1
2020-11-02 07:45Mulloor Village2
2020-11-15 11:17Walayar Reserve Forest1
2020-11-07 08:58Thattekad--Soma Birds Lagoon1
2020-11-28 09:33Thodupuzha--Amaramkavu Devi Temple1
2020-11-22 15:40Kunjapannai Forest RF5
2020-11-06 07:10Forest Training Institute, Walayar (வன பயிற்சி நிறுவனம், வாலயார்)1
2020-11-22 07:58Thattekad Bird Sanctuary--Urulanthanni5
2020-11-24 08:24BR Hills—IPH field station1
2020-11-08 07:51Valparai--Varattuparai13
2020-11-26 11:25Idukki WLS--Ulupuni5
2020-11-24 07:28Aanakkulam, Vandanpathal4
2020-11-24 13:40Memala [44.24.7]4
2020-11-24 09:36Panchalimedu -- Kappaluvenga4
2020-11-06 11:50Munnar--KDHP Tea Plantations3
2020-11-11 14:47Kodaikanal Municipality- General area1
2020-11-15 09:00Sholai School1
2020-11-07 17:48Kalari Forest School
2020-11-23 12:05Satchori NP4
2020-11-12 09:12Jirkatang3
2020-11-12 06:01Ograbraj Wetlands1
2020-11-15 08:00Badakhari, Rutland1
2020-11-28 05:40Jorakaan- Sippighat wetlands1
2020-11-01 06:15Kalatang2
2020-11-08 06:00Chidiyatapu5
2020-11-26 05:50Chidiya Tapu4
2020-11-20 06:30shyamkund jetty3
2020-11-18 05:45Corbyn Cove Beach2
2020-11-28 12:10Sabari, Middle Andaman2
2020-11-28 06:15Range Office Parnasala1
2020-11-20 15:02Mangrove Walkway, Dhani Nallah3
2020-11-18 06:40Rangat Bay, Middle Andamans2
2020-11-25 09:15Yeretta, Middle Andaman1
2020-11-07 06:30Radhanagar beach, Havelock island
2020-11-22 07:26Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (general area)1
2020-11-07 08:04River Kwai Park & Resort4
2020-10-30 07:49Khao Sok NP (general area)2
2020-11-14 08:03Kromluang Chumphon Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters vicinity5
2020-11-07 08:00Kaeng Krachan NP (general area)4
2020-11-07 12:33Kaeng Krachan NP--Ban Krang Campgrounds1
2020-11-07 16:18Kaeng Krachan NP--Km.9 vicinity1
2020-11-07 13:25Namtok Huai Yang NP (general area)1
2020-11-04 15:26Ban Tha-Bo Go magroves2
2020-10-31 12:26Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Pong Din Dam Reservoir1
2020-11-03 08:30Nam Nao NP (general area)3
2020-11-28 14:27Khao Yai NP--Thung Kwang Viewpoint1
2020-11-04 06:47Khao Yai NP--Nong Khing (TAT Pond)1
2020-11-24 11:28Khao Yai NP--Km.30 viewpoint & fire station vicinity1
2020-11-10 10:23Khao Yai NP--Haew Suwat Waterfall1
2020-11-11 13:00Khao Yai NP--Khlong Pla Kang1
2020-11-08 15:49Thap Lan NP--headquarters vicinity1
2020-11-06 11:21Nong Samet1
2020-11-06 11:52Namtok Phlio NP--Makok Waterfall & protection unit 42
2020-10-31 07:23Kep NP2
2020-11-21 07:17Kratie--sur le Mékong et environs1
2020-11-21 12:00Kratie--boat trip2
2020-11-24 11:05Seima Protection Forest--Headquarters area2
2020-11-25 05:51Andong Kralong Eco-tourism Camp4