Our 2013 Birdorable Bonanza rolls on with the addition of a new parakeet species! Today's Bonanza bird is the Blossom-headed Parakeet.
The Blossom-headed Parakeet is a beautiful species of parrot found in India and parts of Southeast Asia. These gregarious birds prefer a forested habitat. Groups roost communally and feed together; they nest in tree cavities.
La Perruche à collier noir by François Levaillant (public domain)
Blossom-headed Parakeets are closely related to the similar-looking Plum-headed Parakeet. Male Blossom-headed Parakeets have a pinkish head; females heads are a dull blue-grey color. Blossoms are part of the diet of these birds - they are what they eat!
Tomorrow we'll add an African bird of prey. What do you think of this silhouette?