French: Perruche de Layard German: Blauschwanzsittich Spanish: Cotorra de Ceilán
Other common names:
C & S Sri Lanka.
29–31 cm. Upper mandible red with yellowish tip, lower dull brownish; forehead and area round eye to lower mandible soft green, rest of head bluish grey shading to... read more
Most vocalizations involve fast series of short nasal screeches such as “keh-kyeh-kyeh-kyeh-kyeh”... read more
Hill forests and clearings ranging up to 2000 m, penetrating to sea-level only in parts of wet zone... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of Macaranga tomentosa, wild fig and wild cinnamon, flowers of “bomba tree”, buds and nectar, with less... read more
Jan–May, and often again in Jul–Sept. Nest usually high (10–25 m) in hollow limb or hole in tree, including ... read more
Apparently sedentary, but altitudinal movements may occur.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. This bird has suffered from the conversion of forest to plantation, and in some areas... read more
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