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.
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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