Plum-headed Parakeet

The Psittacula cyanocephala (scientific name) or plum-headed parakeet is found only in the Indian and Sri Lankan forests and woodland areas. About 13 inches in length, with an extremely long tail, the male and the female are different. The male is more vibrant and attractive with a red head, shading to bluish-purple on the back, neck and cheeks. The rest of the body is vivid green and florescent green. The colours between the face and the body are demarcated by the black line. The female is more bluish-grey colour on the face. Both have yellow-orange beaks. Their diet is comprised of fruits, grains and flowers. The average clutch-size is 4-6 eggs, incubated for 22-23 days. Its IUCN listing is the LEAST CONCERN.

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