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About the Plum-headed Parakeet

The Plum-headed Parakeet is a parrot native to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and endemic to the Indian subcontinent. They live in forests and woodlands and nest in holes in trees.

Male parakeets have a bright red and purple head with a black chin stripe, while females lack the stripe and have a grey head. Males also distingish themselves with a red shoulder patch.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 May 2008
Scientific Name Psittacula cyanocephala
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. cyanocephala
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • 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 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
13 inches
Range South Asia

International Names

  • 紫头鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Alexandr Indický (Czech)
  • Blommehovedet Ædelparakit (Danish)
  • Pruimekopparkiet (Dutch)
  • luumupääkaija (Finnish)
  • Perruche à Tête Prune (French)
  • Pflaumenkopfsittich (German)
  • Parrocchetto Testa di Prugna (Italian)
  • コセイインコ (Koseiinko) (Japanese)
  • Plommehodeparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Aleksandretta Sliwoglowa (Polish)
  • Красноголовый кольчатый попугай (Russian)
  • Cotorra Ciruela (Spanish)
  • Plommonhuvad parakit (Swedish)

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