Lord Derby's Parakeet

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 19 December 2011
Scientific Name
Psittacula derbiana
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. derbiana
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 5 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
20 inches


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

Czech (Cesky) alexandr čínský
Danish (Dansk) Kinaparakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Derby-parkiet
Finnish (Suomi) tiibetinkaija
French (Français) Perruche de Derby
German (Deutsch) Chinasittich
Italian (Italiano) Parrocchetto di Lord Derby
Japanese (日本語) オオダルマインコ (oodarumainko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Lavendelparakitt
Polish (Polski) aleksandretta chinska
Russian (русский язык) Китайский кольчатый попугай
Spanish (Español) Cotorra de Derby
Swedish (Svenska) Kinaparakit
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