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  Psittacula alexandri
  Family Name : Psittacidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Red-breasted Parakeet, Moustached Parakeet

 
Red-breasted Parakeet,Moustached Parakeet
  • Description
    • Size :
      36cm
      Description :
      Males are green on upperparts with blue-grey heads, thick black moustachial stripe and pale red bill. Females have grey heads and black bills. Both have distinctive pinkish-red breasts. Juveniles are duller coloured, with buffy-brown heads and thin moustachial stripes.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      This species is introduced in Singapore. Found in the Himalayan foothills, NE India, S China, mainland Southeast Asia, Borneo, and Java.
      Parks & Gardens :
      Singapore Botanic Gardens
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Ubin
  • Conservation
    • Conservation Notes :
      This species, which has increased in numbers over recent years, competes with native species for tree cavities.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Lim, K.S. & Gardner, D. 1997. Birds: An illustrated field guide to the birds of Singapore. Singapore: Sun Tree Publishing Limited. 226pp 
      Yong, D. L., Lim, K. C., & Lee, T. K. 2013. A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Singapore . United Kingdom: John Beaufoy Publishing. 176 

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