Psittacula longicauda (Boddaert, 1783) - Long-tailed Parakeet

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Red-cheeked Parakeet.

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

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Psittacula longicauda - Long-tailed Parakeet



This rare species can be found on coastal and lowland regions (above 300m of height) in India (mainly in Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Myanmar (mainly in Coco Islands), Indonesia, Thailand, and Brunei. It is social and congregates for nesting, and it breeds during December-February. It mostly forages on fruits(BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status: 

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 size is unknown. The major threat to this species is hunting and trapping. Habitat disturbance is another threat, due to logging and forest fires (BirdLife International 2018).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
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
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
BirdLife International 2018. Psittacula longicauda . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22685513A131365116. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22685513A131365116.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Psittacula longicauda (Boddaert, 1783) – Long-tailed 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-longicauda, accessed 2024/06/25.