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Derbyan Parakeet

Scientific name: Psittacula derbiana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Psittacidae

Also called: Lord Derby's Parakeet

The Derbyan Parakeet is confined to small pocket of moist evergreen forest in the hills of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and the Chinese province on its border. Derbyan parakeets feed on fruits, berries, seeds, and leaf buds, occasionally foraging in gardens and fields.

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Doug J16-Jan-2009 14:51
Guest - I believe you're right, AvainWeb & other sites support your ID as a Moustached Parakeet. Thanks!
Guest 16-Jan-2009 13:18
I believe this is a male Moustached Parakeet. Mike
Doug J05-Nov-2007 01:59
Thanks for the correction Paul
Paul. 05-Nov-2007 00:08
No it's a Derbyan Parakeet- Psittacula derbiana.
Brent 03-Sep-2005 17:55
Perhaps a Red-breasted Parakeet?