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Alexandrine Parakeet

From Opus

Photo © by Albzm7Abu Dhabi city, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 2005
Photo © by Albzm7
Abu Dhabi city, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 2005
Psittacula eupatria


[edit] Identification

Subspecies magnirostrisPhoto © by Shantilal VaruPortblair, Andaman Islands, India, November 2015
Subspecies magnirostris
Photo © by Shantilal Varu
Portblair, Andaman Islands, India, November 2015

56-62 cm (22-24½ in)

  • Green head
  • Grey-blue cheeks and nape
  • Broad black neck ring
  • Broad pink nape band
  • Brownish-red shoulder patch
  • Yellow-tipped bluish-green tail
  • Yellow-tipped red bill

Females and immatures lack the black neck ring, pink nape band and are duller.

[edit] Distribution

Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Andaman Islands, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo © by SCPALASIstanbul, Turkey, 16 May 2019
Photo © by SCPALAS
Istanbul, Turkey, 16 May 2019

[edit] Subspecies

There are five sub-species, differing in mostly minor plumage details and size[1]:

  • P. e. nipalensis:
  • P. e. eupatria:
  • P. e. magnirostris:
  • P. e. avensis:
  • P. e. siamensis:

[edit] Habitat

Forests, parks and gardens in urban areas

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes fruit, seeds and blossoms.

[edit] Breeding

It nests in holes in large trees; 2–4 white eggs are laid.

[edit] References

  1. Template:Ref-Clements6thAug19#Avibase
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  3. AvianWeb

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