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Plum-Headed Parakeet


Scientific Name: Psittacula cyanocephala


Origin: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.


Habitat: The Plum-Headed Parakeet lives in forests and open woodland, as well as city gardens.


Physical Description: The Plum-Headed Parakeet stands up to 33cm (13 inches) tall. The male is characterized by its plum-colored head, which is outlined by a black ring on its neck, while the female boasts a blue-grey head without a black ring. Both the male and the female have a primarily green body with shades of green and yellow throughout parts of the body.

This bird’s long center tail is a deep blue color with a white tip. Its eyes are yellow or white.


Behavior: Plum-Headed Parakeets are peaceful birds that get along with other birds. They are also known to be quite witty and intelligent. This bird is affectionate, enjoying cuddling and playing.


Vocalization: The Plum-Headed Parakeet has a musical vocalization that is generally not too loud. They can learn to imitate some words, and with their intelligence they enjoy learning.


Breeding: The Plum-Headed Parakeet hollows out a hole in a tree with its partner. Then, the female lays between 4 and 6 white eggs, incubating them and then feeding them alone.


Food Habits: The Plum-Headed Parakeet eats fruits and seeds in the wild.