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Red-breasted Parakeet - male

Scientific name: Psittacula alexandri
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Psittacidae

Also called: Moustached Parakeet

The Red-breasted parakeet is among the more widespread species of the genus and is the species which has the most geographical variations. Most of the subspecies are confined to small islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman islands, and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extending to northeastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild bird trade. The nominate race, which occurs in Java, is close to extinction.

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