French: Perruche de Derby German: Chinasittich Spanish: Cotorra de Derby
Other common names:
no locality, cagebird
S China (SE Tibet and NW & W Yunnan); occurrence recently confirmed in extreme NE India (NE Arunachal Pradesh)#R.
46–50 cm. Bill red above tipped yellow, black below; narrow black frontal band stretching back to eye set in light turquoise on forehead and around eye, shading to... read more
Flight call a somewhat plaintive short nasal note, “nyah”. When perched, repertoire becomes more... read more
Coniferous and mixed Pinus- Quercus forests, Rhododendron alpine thickets and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of Pinus tabulaeformis, poplar catkins, barley and orchard fruit, notably peaches, and often destructive to ripening crops... read more
Jun in SE Tibet. Nest in hole in tree, often Populus ciliata; reportedly also in “sand nests”, presumably in high... read more
Summer visitor to NE India, May–Sept, but apparently resident in SE Tibet, persisting as high... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered near-threatened. Apparently fairly common within its relatively little visited range, recorded as usually... read more
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