Blossom-headed parakeet (Psittacula roseata)

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Blossom-headed parakeet (Psittacula roseata) is native to northeast Asia extended to the east in south-east Asia. It undergoes local movement which is driven by the availability of fruits and blossom which makes its diet. It is the bird of forests and open woodland. It lays 4-5 eggs. This is green parrot with light red color head in males which is the key differentiator with the Plum Headed parakeet. Narrow black color collar and black color chin. There is red shoulder patch and tails are bluish green.

Females have pale grey head and lacks the black collar and black chin.

The different head colour and the yellow tip to the tail distinguish this species from the similar plum-headed parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala).

 

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Psittacula
Species: P. cyanocephala

 

 

 

Male Rose Ringed Parakeet at Asan Barrage Dehradun Uttarakhand
Male Rose Ringed Parakeet at Asan Barrage Dehradun Uttarakhand

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