The vernal hanging parrot, also known as the Indian hanging parrot or green hanging parrot, is a small and colorful parrot found in the Indian subcontinent.
These parrots have bright green feathers with a red beak and a blue patch on their chin. They are around 15 centimeters long and weigh around 30 grams. The male and female vernal hanging parrots look similar, but the male has a slightly longer tail.
Vernal hanging parrots are mostly found in forested areas, gardens, and parks in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. They are usually found in small flocks of around six to eight birds.
These parrots feed on a variety of fruits, seeds, and nectar. They use their beaks to crack open seeds and nuts and use their long tongues to drink nectar from flowers. They are also known to feed on the buds and flowers of certain plants.
Vernal hanging parrots are monogamous and form pairs during the breeding season, which typically occurs between January and June. The female parrot lays 2-4 eggs in a nest made of twigs, leaves, and grass. The eggs hatch after 20-24 days, and the chicks fledge after 6-7 weeks.
These parrots are popular as pets due to their attractive colors and playful nature. However, capturing and keeping them as pets is illegal in many countries due to their protected status.