The Parakeet head plum (plum-headed parakeet is a bird of the parrot family.
Parakeet looking more slender and lighter than other species of the genus Psittacula, size around 33 cm, shows the general green plumage, intense on the wings, more conducive to the abdominal and ventral parts yellowish; the rump is blue, the blue tail; iris yellow and pinkish gray legs. Both sexes can be clearly distinguished: the male head purple plum, black collar, blue stripe on the neck, red spot on the shoulders, upper jaw orange and black bottom; the female head plum purple shaded in pink, yellow collar, upper jaw and lower yellowish gray. The subjects are completely immature green, with a reddish-yellow crown and a band below the neck purple.
He lives in a wide area in which it is still quite widespread: East Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, India and Ceylon. In captivity it is quite widespread.
It inhabits forested areas of plains and hills, up to 1000 meters; eats fruits, nuts, seeds, shoots and flowers, especially those dellaSalmalia, of Butea and Bassia, is fond of figs and the fruits of Zizyphus oenoplia.
The breeding season varies according to distribution areas: the nests are built in hollow trees, often is enlarged one of the nodes typical trunk Bassia or is adapted an old woodpecker nest. The deposition, usually 6 eggs, occurs both in isolated pairs both in the colony.
Feeding:They feed on grains, fruits, the fleshy petals of flowers (Salmalia, Butea) and sometimes raid agricultural fields and orchards.