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Blossom headed parakeet

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Psittaculidae
Tribe  Psittaculini
Scientific name  Psittacula roseata
Higher classification  Psittacula
Order  Parrot
Superfamily  Psittacoidea
Subfamily  Psittaculinae
Genus  Psittacula
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Blossom-headed parakeet Oriental Bird Club Image Database Blossomheaded Parakeet
Similar  Bird, Parrot, Psittacula, Slaty‑headed parakeet, Grey‑headed parakeet

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The blossom-headed parakeet (Psittacula roseata) is a parrot which is a resident breeder in northeast India eastwards into Southeast Asia. It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit and blossoms which make up its diet.

Blossom-headed parakeet Blossomheaded Parakeet JungleKeyin Image

It has two subspecies,nominate and juneae Blossom-headed parakeet is a bird of forest and open woodland. It nests in holes in trees, laying 4-5 white eggs.

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This is a green parrot, 30 cm long with a tail up to 18 cm. The male's head is pink becoming pale blue on the back of the crown, nape and cheeks. There is a narrow black neck collar and a black chin stripe.

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There is a red shoulder patch and the rump and tail are bluish-green, the latter tipped yellow. The upper mandible is yellow, and the lower mandible is dark.

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The female has a pale grey head and lacks the black neck collar and chin stripe patch. The lower mandible is pale. Immature birds have a green head and a grey chin. Both mandibles are yellowish and there is no red shoulder patch.

Blossom-headed parakeet Blossomheaded Parakeet Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad YouTube

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

Blossom-headed parakeet is a gregarious and noisy species with range of raucous calls.


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