Blossom-headed Parakeet

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 09 July 2013
Scientific Name
Psittacula roseata
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. roseata
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
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

Chinese (汉语) 花头鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) alexandr švestkový
Danish (Dansk) Rosenhovedet Ædelparakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Bloesemkopparkiet
Finnish (Suomi) indokiinankaija
French (Français) Perruche à tête rose
German (Deutsch) Rosenkopfsittich
Italian (Italiano) Parrocchetto testarosa
Japanese (日本語) バライロコセイインコ [barairokoseiinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Rosenhodeparakitt
Polish (Polski) aleksandretta rózowoglowa
Russian (русский язык) Розовоголовый кольчатый попугай
Spanish (Español) Cotorra Carirrosa
Swedish (Svenska) Äppelhuvad parakit
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