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Plum-headed Parakeet - male

Plum-headed Parakeet - male

Scientific name: Psittacula cyanocephala
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Psittacidae

The Plum-headed Parakeet is a gregarious and noisy species with range of raucous calls. The usual flight and contact call is oink? repeated now and then. It undergoes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit and blossoms which make up its diet.The Plum-headed Parakeet is a bird of forest and open woodland.

Though this species is not exploited as heavily as the sympatric Alexandrine Parakeet the trade takes its toll on local populations across the range. Population is reduced in urban areas and heavily inhabited zones.

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