Psittacula eupatria (Linnaeus, 1766) - Alexandrine Parakeet

Subspecies in India

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

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits moist and dry woodlands and forests of India, Pakistan, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Qatar, and Turkey, from the sea level up to 880m. It has possibly gone extinct in Bahrain and Yemen. It breeds during November-April (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 its current population is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from poaching and capturing for bird-trading, and habitat disturbance due to land usage (BirdLife International 2017).
 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra12114331
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1221311
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total1342153542
BirdLife International 2017. Psittacula eupatria (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22685434A110985466.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22685434A110985466.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Psittacula eupatria (Linnaeus, 1766) – Alexandrine 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-eupatria, accessed 2024/06/25.