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About the Lord Derby's Parakeet

Also known as: Derbyan Parakeet, Chinese Parakeet

The Lord Derby's Parakeet, also known as the Derbyan Parakeet, is a medium-sized parrot that lives in parts of central Asia, including India. They feed primarily on fruits, seeds and berries.

Lord Derby's Parakeets are named in honor of the 13th Earl of Derby. They are sexualy dimorphic, which means that males and females have different plumage. Most notably, males have a bright red beak with a small yellow tip, while females have an all-black beak.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 December 2011
Scientific Name Psittacula derbiana
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. derbiana
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 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
20 inches
Range Central Asia South Asia


From IUCN Red List:
The Lord Derby's Parakeet is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Near Threatened based on evidence that it is disappearing and declining in some areas and subject to locally heavy off-take for the cagebird trade and is thus suspected to be experiencing a moderately rapid decline.

International Names

  • alexandr čínský (Czech)
  • Kinaparakit (Danish)
  • Derby-parkiet (Dutch)
  • tiibetinkaija (Finnish)
  • Perruche de Derby (French)
  • Chinasittich (German)
  • Parrocchetto di Lord Derby (Italian)
  • オオダルマインコ (oodarumainko) (Japanese)
  • Lavendelparakitt (Norwegian)
  • aleksandretta chinska (Polish)
  • Китайский кольчатый попугай (Russian)
  • Cotorra de Derby (Spanish)
  • Kinaparakit (Swedish)

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