Also known as: Queen Alexandra Parakeet, Alexandra's Parakeet, Princess of Wales Parrot, Rose-throated Parrot, Spinifex Parrot
The Princess Parrot is a colorful species of parrot native to Australia. The species is named for the Princess Alexandra of Denmark who was later Queen of England. The bird is known by other names, including Alexandra's Parakeet and Spinifex Parrot. The plumage is mostly light green, with a pink throat and blue-tinted crown and rump.
The conservation status of the Princess Parrot is considered Near Threatened and unfortunately their wild numbers are dwindling. Princess Parrots are nomadic in the wild. They will mob against predators, an unusual behavior among parrots.
Princess Parrots are popular in aviculture due to their beautiful plumage. Their life span may be as long as 30 years.
From IUCN Red List: The Princess Parrot is listed as Near Threatened
on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is classified as Near Threatened because it has a small population. Although all mature individuals may occur as a single widespread subpopulation, it is thought to be experiencing moderate fluctuations at present, rather than an overall decline, and thus a higher level of threat category is not justified.
The beautiful Princess Parrot is one of the latest new birds we have added to Birdorable. Princess Parrots are colorful birds with green bodies, pink throats, blue crowns, green shoulders, reddish bills, ... more