Sunday, 11 October 2009

Parakeet birds of thailand




Psittacula alexandri in 2 baht.

Psittacula alexandri or Red-breasted parakeet, has many subspecies depend to the most of geographical variations. Most of the subspecies are confined to small islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman Islands, and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extending to north eastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild bird trade. The nominate race, which occurs in Java, is close to extinction.


Psittinus cyanurus in 8 baht.

Psittinus cyanurus or Blue-rumped Parrot is a parrot found in the very southern tip of Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and nearby islands. It is a small parrot (18 cm) and is primarily green with bright red underwing coverts, a reddish shoulder patch, and yellowish margins on the wing coverts. It is sexually dimorphic. The female has a grey-brown head. The male has a black mantle, red upper mandible, and blue head and rump.It is found in lowland forests, generally below 700m, in forest, open woodland, orchards and plantations, mangroves, dense scrub, and coconut groves. They eat seeds, fruit and blossoms.

Psittacula eupatria in 5 baht.

Psittacula eupatria or Alexandrine Parakeet, is a large Parakeet species measuring 58 cm in total length with a wingspan averaging 18.9–21.5 cm. It is mainly green with a blue-grey sheen on its cheeks and napes, particularly in males. The abdomen is yellowish-green, the upperside of the middle tail feathers is blueish-green, the upperside of the external tail feathers is green while the underside of the tail feathers are all yellow. The diet consists of seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, buds, flowers and nectars.

Psittacula roseata in 10 baht.

Psittacula roseata or Blossom-headed Parakeet is a parrot bird of forest and open woodland which is a resident breeder in northeast India eastwards into Southeast Asia.
This species is a green parrot, 30 cm long with a tail up to 18 cm. The male's head is pink becoming pale blue on the back of the crown, nape and cheeks. There is a narrow black neck collar and a black chin stripe. There is a red shoulder patch and the rump and tail are bluish-green, the latter tipped yellow. The upper mandible is yellow, and the lower mandible is dark. The female has a pale grey head and lacks the black neck collar and chin stripe patch. Blossom-headed Parakeet is a gregarious and noisy species with range of raucous calls.

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