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Layard's Parakeet

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-==Identification==+[[Image:Layard s Parakeet 4.jpg|thumb|500px|right|Photo by {{user|Steve+G|Steve G}}<br />near Sinharaja, [[Sri Lanka]], July 28, 2009]]
-This is a green parrot, 29 cm long with a tail up to 13cm. The adult has a bluish-grey head and back, separated by a green collar. There is a broad black chin stripe and the tail is blue tipped yellow. The upper mandible of the male's bill is red, and the lower mandible is brown.+
-The female is similar, but has a black upper mandible. Immature birds are mainly green, with a dark red bill.+==Identification==
 +<math>Layard’s Parakeet is a bird of forests, particularly at the edges and in clearings, and also gardens. It is locally common. It nests in holes in large trees, laying 3-4 white eggs. This is a green parrot, 29 cm long with a tail up to 13cm. The adult has a bluish-grey head and back, separated by a green collar. There is a broad black chin stripe and the tail is blue tipped yellow. The upper mandible of the male’s bill is red, and the lower mandible is brown. The female is similar, but has a black upper mandible. Immature birds are mainly green, with a dark red bill. Layard’s Parakeet is less gregarious than some of its relatives, and is usually in small groups outside the breeding season, when it often feeds with Brahminy Starlings. Its flight is swift and direct, and the call is a raucous chattering.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-The Layard's Parakeet (Psittacula calthropae) is a parrot which is a resident endemic breeder in Sri Lanka. It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms that make up its diet.+[[Sri Lanka]].
 + 
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +This is a monotypic species.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Layard's Parakeet is a bird of forests, particularly at the edges and in clearings, and also gardens. It is locally common.+Forests, Gardens, Quite common in in the High Country & forested humid arrears in the low country. Uncommon in high elevations
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-It nests in holes in large trees, laying 3-4 white eggs.+It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms that make up its diet. Its cry is quite distinctive.It nests in holes in large trees, laying 3-4 white eggs.
-Layard's Parakeet is less gregarious than some of its relatives, and is usually in small groups outside the breeding season, when it often feeds with Brahminy Starlings. Its flight is swift and direct, and the call is a raucous chattering.+==References==
 +# Clements, James F. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
 +http://charlirox-slbirds.blogspot.com/2011/09/alu-girawa-layards-parakeet-psittacula.html
{{GSearch|Psittacula+calthropae}} {{GSearch|Psittacula+calthropae}}
-[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Missing Images]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Psittacula]]

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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

<math>Layard’s Parakeet is a bird of forests, particularly at the edges and in clearings, and also gardens. It is locally common. It nests in holes in large trees, laying 3-4 white eggs. This is a green parrot, 29 cm long with a tail up to 13cm. The adult has a bluish-grey head and back, separated by a green collar. There is a broad black chin stripe and the tail is blue tipped yellow. The upper mandible of the male’s bill is red, and the lower mandible is brown. The female is similar, but has a black upper mandible. Immature birds are mainly green, with a dark red bill. Layard’s Parakeet is less gregarious than some of its relatives, and is usually in small groups outside the breeding season, when it often feeds with Brahminy Starlings. Its flight is swift and direct, and the call is a raucous chattering.

Distribution

Sri Lanka.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

Habitat

Forests, Gardens, Quite common in in the High Country & forested humid arrears in the low country. Uncommon in high elevations

Behaviour

It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit, seeds, buds and blossoms that make up its diet. Its cry is quite distinctive.It nests in holes in large trees, laying 3-4 white eggs.

References

  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

External Links

http://charlirox-slbirds.blogspot.com/2011/09/alu-girawa-layards-parakeet-psittacula.html

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