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
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 8 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
13 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 紫头鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) Alexandr Indický
Danish (Dansk) Blommehovedet Ædelparakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Pruimekopparkiet
Finnish (Suomi) luumupääkaija
French (Français) Perruche à Tête Prune
German (Deutsch) Pflaumenkopfsittich
Italian (Italiano) Parrocchetto Testa di Prugna
Japanese (日本語) コセイインコ (Koseiinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Plommehodeparakitt
Polish (Polski) Aleksandretta Sliwoglowa
Russian (русский язык) Красноголовый кольчатый попугай
Spanish (Español) Cotorra Ciruela
Swedish (Svenska) Plommonhuvad parakit
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