Plum-headed Parakeet 

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Description

 

Plum-headed parakeet

 

 

(Psittacula cyanocephala) is a parakeet endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Plum-headed parakeets are found in flocks, the males having a pinkish purple head and the females, a grey head. Young birds resembled females; for this reason it is hard to tell gender at a young age.

 

Description:

The plum-headed parakeet is a mainly green parrot, 33 cm long with a tail up to 22 cm.

The male has a red head which shades to purple-blue on the back of the crown, nape and cheeks while the female has blueish-gray head.There is a narrow black neck collar with verdigris below on the nape and a black chin stripe that extends from the lower mandible. There is a red shoulder patch and the rump and tail are bluish-green, the latter tipped white. The upper mandible is orangish-yellow, and the lower mandible is dark. The female has a dull bluish grey head and lacks the black and verdigris collar which is replaced by yellow. The upper-mandible is corn-yellow and there is no black chin stripe or red shoulder patch.

Immature birds have a green head and both mandibles are yellowish. The dark head is acquired after a year.

 

NOTE:

We have two young birds around 8 months old. UNKNOWN GENDER

They both were hand fed but are skittish. They will make excellent pets with little time playing with them.

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