Psittacula eupatria   (Linnaeus,  1766) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Size: 53 cm

A large grass-green parakeet with the typical short, massive deeply hooked red bill, and a conspicuous maroon patch on each shoulder. the female lacks the rose-pink and black collar of the male.

Nesting: Season- chiefly December to April, varying locally. Nest- as unlined hollow in a tree-trunk excavated or appropriated by the birds, at moderate heights and up to 30 m up. Eggs- 2 to 4, white, blunt ovals.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Alexandrine Parakeet (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Mangalore, Nethravathi INDIA
• Mangalore, Pavoor INDIA
• Mangalore, Someshwar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramitha, M and Vijayalaxmi, KK. (2001) A checklist of Birds in and around Mangalore University campus, Karnataka Zoos' Print Journal Department of Studies and Research in Applied Zoology, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka, India. 16(5) 489-492 Available at -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -
  • Davidar, Priya; Yoganand, K; Ganesh, T and Nayak, KG (2007) Avifauna of the andaman islands: preliminary inventory and distributional patterns Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 298-310 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Srinivasulu, C (2004) Birds of kawal wildlife sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh , India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 101(1) 3-25 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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