Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria)

Interesting :

The tail is thin and long. The body is green, the spur is chubby, and the mouth bends down and is red. There are red stripes on its wing edge. The male has small stripes on the back of its neck and black stripes on the front of its neck which the female does not have. The area under the tail is dark yellow. The face and the neck are yellow.

Habitat :

Can be found in India. It lives in dry evergreen forest, deciduous dipterocarp forest and young forest. The spreading area can be found in Myanmar, Andaman, Lao, and Indochina. In Thailand, it can be found in every region except in the South.

Food :

It eats fruit.

Behavior :

It seeks for the food together in a small troop. It sleeps on the tree in a big troop. It cries very loud. It can speak when feeding it to be a docile bird. When flying, it will fly in a small troop of 8 to 10. It clings on the treetop.The Alexandrine Parakeet seeks for the food in a small troop on the tree. It can use its mouth to cling and move between the tree.

Current Status :

Near Threatened

Reproductive :

The Alexandrine Parakeet breeds between December and March. It builds the nest on the hollow of the tree. It lays 2 to 4 eggs each time.

Size and weight :

Is the largest parrot in Thailand. Its body length is 51 centimeters.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017