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Layard's Parakeet

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==Identification== ==Identification==
29 cm. Green, blue-grey head and back, green collar, black chin stripe, blue tail tipped yellow, red upper mandible, brown lower. Female similar with black upper mandible. Juveniles mainly green with dark red bill. 29 cm. Green, blue-grey head and back, green collar, black chin stripe, blue tail tipped yellow, red upper mandible, brown lower. Female similar with black upper mandible. Juveniles mainly green with dark red bill.

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Psittacula calthropae
Photo by Steve Gnear Sinharaja, Sri Lanka, July 28, 2009
Photo by Steve G
near Sinharaja, Sri Lanka, July 28, 2009

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Identification

29 cm. Green, blue-grey head and back, green collar, black chin stripe, blue tail tipped yellow, red upper mandible, brown lower. Female similar with black upper mandible. Juveniles mainly green with dark red bill.

Distribution

Sri Lanka.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Forests.

Behaviour

It nests in holes in large trees, laying 3-4 white eggs.

Diet includes fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms.


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