French: Coryllis vernal German: Frühlingspapageichen Spanish: Lorículo vernal
Cachar, north-east India
Subspecies and Distribution
L. v. vernalis
(Sparrman, 1787) – SW & E India and C Nepal E through Assam, Bangladesh, extreme SW China (SW Yunnan) and SE Asia (except S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia) to Indochina; also Andaman Is.
L. v. phileticus
Deignan, 1956 – S Myanmar (Mergui Archipelago and S Tenasserim) and N peninsular Thailand.
13–15 cm; 35·7 g (captive female). Bill orangish red; plumage generally green, with yellower tone to underparts; pale blue patch on throat; rump and uppertail-... read more
Commonest vocalizations are a high-pitched buzzy doubled “tzeet…tzeet” and a fast triple-noted “... read more
Evergreen forest, moist and dry deciduous woodlands, secondary growth, abandoned cultivated land,... read more
Food and feeding
Soft pulp of fruits and berries, chiefly figs (Ficus), largely supplemented by flower nectar, notably Erythrina,... read more
Jan–Apr; in Andamans chiefly Jan–Feb. Nest in natural hollow in rotten tree stem or branch. Eggs 2–4; in captivity,... read more
In India subject to poorly understood local migrations, being a rains visitor in certain parts and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Very common on Andaman and Nicobar Is, reasonably so in S Thailand (common in Khao Yai National Park in NC). Common in Cambodia, around... read more
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