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Alexandrine Parakeet

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About the Alexandrine Parakeet

Also known as: Alexandrine Parrot

The Alexandrine Parakeet can be found in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia. Its habitat is forest, open woodland and cultivation. The Alexandrine Parakeet is a gregarious and noisy species, forming huge flocks at evening roosts. Its flight it swift and direct, with a call similar to but deeper than that of the Rose-ringed Parakeet.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 June 2008
Scientific Name Psittacula eupatria
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. eupatria
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 25 inches
Range West Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia


From IUCN Red List:
The Alexandrine Parakeet is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species has been uplisted from Least Concern on the basis of new information about its population trend. It is listed as Near Threatened because, although it remains common in some areas and the status is clouded by feral populations, it is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to on-going habitat loss, persecution and trapping pressure.

International Names

  • 阿历山大鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Alexandr Velký (Czech)
  • Stor Alexanderparakit (Danish)
  • Grote Alexanderparkiet (Dutch)
  • Isokauluskaija (Finnish)
  • Perruche Grand-Alexandre (French)
  • Grosser Alexandersittich (German)
  • Parrocchetto Alessandrino (Italian)
  • オオホンセイインコ (Oohonseiinko) (Japanese)
  • Aleksanderparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Aleksandretta Większa (Polish)
  • Александров кольчатый попугай (Russian)
  • Cotorra Alejandrina (Spanish)
  • Alexanderparakit (Swedish)

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