Psittacula cyanocephala   (Linnaeus,  1766) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae

Description
Size: Overall 36 cm

Distinguished from Rose-ringed Parakeet by smaller size, bluish red head and maroon shoulder-patches. In female, head greyer with a bright yellow collar round neck, and no maroon shoulder-patches.

Nesting: Season- chiefly between January and May. nest- a hole in a tree trunk often excavated by the birds themselves. Eggs- 4 to 6, pure white, smooth, roundish ovals.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Plum-headed Parakeet (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Mangalore, Nethravathi INDIA
• Mangalore, Pavoor INDIA
• Mangalore, Someshwar INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.66) (Long: 76.18) INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 75.96) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 76.31) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.66) (Long: 76.55) 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 - http://www.zoosprint.org/ZooPrintJournal/2001/May/489-492.pdf
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/
  • Nameer, PO (2005) Wetlands and waterfowl conservation in kerala with special reference to Ramsar sites kerala environment congress 2005 Centre for environment and development 97-112 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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