Birds of Morni: Plum-headed Parakeet

Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala) a green parrot about a foot in length with an 8″ tail is found in forests and open country. The male has a red head with shades of blue at the margins and a narrow black collar. The rump and tailis bluish-green. The shoulder has a prominent red patch. The tail feathers are white at the ends. A noisy and gregarious bird that feeds on fruits and nests in tree holes.

Plum-headed Parakeet (Courtesy Rajesh Pandey)
Plum-headed Parakeet, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag

 

Plum-headed Parakeet, Rasoon
Plum-headed Parakeet, Thapli

 

Plum-headed Parakeet, Nest

 

Plum-headed Parakeet, Immature