Alexandrine parakeet

Alexandrine parakeet

Name                Alexandrine parakeet

Scientific Name

Psittacula eupatria

Characteristics

The Alexandrine parakeet is a striking bird, characterised by its vibrant green feathers and long tail. This bird also has distinctive maroon-coloured shoulder patches.

This type of parakeet is sexually dimorphic (which means there are clear differences between the female and male). The male has a distinctive pink colour around the back of its neck and a black stipe across the front of its neck. Whereas the females lack this feature.

There are 5 different sub-species of Alexandrine parakeet,   which all vary slightly in colour. 

Diet

These bird eats nectar, seeds, buds, flowers and fruits.

Size Fact

They can grow up to 60cm in length; half of which is tail feathers.

Food Fact

Alexandrine parakeets are herbivores.

Fun Fact

These birds are becoming a common sight in some European cities as escaped pets become established in the wild!

IUCN Red list

Least concern

Where do I live?

This bird originates from South and South-eastern Asia.

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