French: Perruche de Malabar German: Taubensittich Spanish: Cotorra de Malabar
Other common names: Blue-winged Parakeet
Aneichardi, Travancore, India.
Western Ghats, SW India.
36–38 cm. Upper mandible red with yellowish tip, lower dull brownish; area from bill to around eye bluish green; rest of head warm greyish, with complete black collar... read more
Commonest vocalization a fairly high-pitched, grating screech, e.g. “krreeeh!” or similar, given in... read more
Tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forest, secondary growth, abandoned plantations, and... read more
Food and feeding
Grain, seeds and fruits especially of figs (Ficus), also buds, petals and nectar, notably Erythrina and Grevillea... read more
Dec–Mar. Nest in hole in tree 6–30 m from ground (high trees preferred), with ironwood (Mesua ferrea) and Grewia... read more
Resident, but some nomadism in response to food availability occurs.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Common throughout core of range. Clearance of forest in parts of the Western Ghats must have reduced... read more
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