Parrots of India – Different species of parrots found in India

A video containing different species of Parrots found in India.

Parrots are one of the most familiar of all birds. Because of their extensive use as pets they are literally found everywhere. In the wild the are birds of the tropics. There are nearly species of parrots found in the wild and the majority of them are found in Australasia and South America.

Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The diet of parrots consists of seeds, fruit, nectar, pollen, buds, and sometimes arthropods and other animal prey. The most important of these for most true parrots and cockatoos are seeds; the large and powerful bill has evolved to open and consume tough seeds.

In India there are 12 species of parrots which are as follows.

Common name Binomial Comments
Grey-headed parakeet Psittacula finschii Near threatened
Slaty-headed parakeet Psittacula himalayana
Blossom-headed parakeet Psittacula roseata Near threatened
Plum-headed parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
Red-breasted parakeet Psittacula alexandri Near threatened
Lord Derby’s parakeet Psittacula derbiana Near threatened
Long-tailed parakeet Psittacula longicauda Near threatened
Blue-winged parakeet Psittacula columboides
Alexandrine parakeet Psittacula eupatria Near threatened
Rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri
Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps Near threatened
Vernal hanging parrot Loriculus vernalis

Of the 12 species found in India, 6 are in threatened status because of human activities.

Chapters :

00:00 Introduction
01:12 Alexandrine Parakeet
01:54 Malabar Parakeet
02:32 Vernal hanging Parrot
03:23 Slaty Headed Parakeet
04:06 Long Tailed Parakeet
04:31 Red Breasted Parakeet
05:09 Plum Headed Parakeet
05:48 Rose Ringed Parakeet
06:34 Other Parakeets

Information Source : Wikipedia

In India, Parrots have different name in all languages. In Tamil it is called as “கிளி” (kili), In hindi it is called as “तोता” ( thotha), in malayalam “തത്ത” and in marathi “पोपट”. This is a favorite pet bird for many bird lovers. But sadly, because of pet trade, wild populations are poached heavily. Their numbers are decreasing, so don’t buy pets. These parrots have to live freely in wild.

Location : India

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    10 replies to "Parrots of India – Different species of parrots found in India #parrots #Parakeets"

    • pandanus creek films

      you have some stunning parrots over there thanks for showing and the information also…love the live and let live!

    • ASMR SoundVibe

      Soooo vivid capture my friend.. .enjoyed a lot… full watch:) Like 28 !! Hope you are well and safe…..

    • Roni Way

      beautiful birds ! thanks for the info. didn't know 1/3 parrot species are in danger. here we have 3-4 species in the wild … but they are invasive species. population increasing.

    • Blue Sal

      Wow Beautiful Parrots thanks for sharing

    • Dave Stredulinsky

      A lovely video showing all the beautiful parrot species in India and good information about them. I didn't realise there were so many species of parrot around the world including twelve species in India. Full view and like. Thank you for sharing my good friend.

    • Inna Ship

      So beautifully parrots!
      Very nice video:)👍🏼

    • Miguel Ángel Perez

      Interesante y fantástico vídeo . Saludos desde España.

    • Kurnia CFR

      Amazing parrot

    • Paulmathi Vinod

      Vernal hanging parrot is my favorite 😍😍

    • Sid Gautam

      Beautiful creatures. I remember seeing the Plum-headed parakeets in Goa for the first time…it was a memorable experience. We need more trees in India for our birds to comtinue to thrive.

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