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

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Psittacula alexandri (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red-breasted Parakeet. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1248/Psittacula-alexandri
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