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About the Blossom-headed Parakeet

The Blossom-headed Parakeet is a beautiful species of parrot found in parts of India and Southeast Asia. This species is closely related to the Plum-headed Parakeet.

Blossom-headed Parakeets have a mostly green plumage. Males have a rosy-pink head; females heads are dull blue-grey. These darling birds prefer a diet of fruits and blossoms.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 09 July 2013
Scientific Name Psittacula roseata
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. roseata
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 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11.8 to 13.8 inches


From IUCN Red List:
The Blossom-headed Parakeet is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This species has been uplisted from Least Concern because of new information about its population trend. It is listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it is undergoing a moderately rapid decline owing to habitat loss and trapping pressure.

International Names

  • 花头鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • alexandr švestkový (Czech)
  • Rosenhovedet Ædelparakit (Danish)
  • Bloesemkopparkiet (Dutch)
  • indokiinankaija (Finnish)
  • Perruche à tête rose (French)
  • Rosenkopfsittich (German)
  • Parrocchetto testarosa (Italian)
  • バライロコセイインコ [barairokoseiinko] (Japanese)
  • Rosenhodeparakitt (Norwegian)
  • aleksandretta rózowoglowa (Polish)
  • Розовоголовый кольчатый попугай (Russian)
  • Cotorra Carirrosa (Spanish)
  • Äppelhuvad parakit (Swedish)

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