Plum-headed Parakeet

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 11 May 2008
Scientific Name
Psittacula cyanocephala
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. cyanocephala
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 30 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
13 inches
Range

International Names

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