Psittacula alexandri (Linnaeus, 1758) - Red-breasted Parakeet

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Psittacula alexandri - Red-breasted Parakeet


This species is uncommon. It inhabits dry and deciduous secondary forests of India (mainly northeast and Andaman Islands), Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar Thailand, and Cambodia. It mostly forages on seeds, fruits, flowers, and nectar (BirdLife International 2017).
 
Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and the current population size is unknown. The major threats include capturing and habitat disturbance due to agriculture (BirdLife International 2017).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam231
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total24111
BirdLife International 2017. Psittacula alexandri (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22685505A111371703.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22685505A111371703.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Psittacula alexandri (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red-breasted Parakeet. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/psittacula-alexandri, accessed 2024/06/25.