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Plum-headed Parakeet Pictures and Detail (Psittacula cyanocephala) Very Friendly Parrots

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Plum-headed Parakeet Pictures and Detail (Psittacula cyanocephala)
Plum-headed Parakeet are third parakeets after Rose-ringed Parakeet (Indian Parrot)  and Slaty-headed Parakeet (Himalayan Parrot) which I am going to share with you. Recently, I discovered that a parrot was trying to get my attention. At first look, I thought that it may be a slaty-headed parakeet; however, on closer inspection, I noticed that this parrot has a pinkish head.

On some search, I found that it is a Plum-headed Parakeet which is mostly found from the foothills of Himalaya to Srilanka. In Plum-headed Parakeet, the male Parakeet has a pinkish head while female parakeet has a gray head. 

These Parakeets are very good in flying and they can make quick twists and turns. The male Plum-headed Parakeets are bigger in size and are more colorful than female Plum-headed parakeets.

The Plum-headed Parakeet has a red head with shades of Purple and blue while female plum-headed parakeet has a blueish-gray head. Like the…

The Slaty-headed Parakeet Pictures and Detail (Himalayan Parrot) (Psittacula himalayana)

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The Slaty-headed Parakeet Pictures and Detail (Himalayan Parrot) (Psittacula himalayana) Before this article, I wrote about Rose-ringed Parakeet (Indian Parrot) which is a common species of parrots found in the plains of India. At that time, I was not aware that there are 372 types of Parakeet species around the world.  
When I captured the pictures of Slaty-headed Parakeet, then I found that there is a color variation from common Parrots of Plains and Himalayan Parrots are more colorful.
The Slaty-headed Parakeet (Himalayan Parrots) are called so because of the slaty color of their head region. 

These parrots mainly found in Himalayan range from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh in India including Bhutan and Nepal. Slaty-headed Parakeet (Himalayan Parrot) show altitudinal migration which means they migrate to higher peaks in summer and lower heights in winters. 

Though, parrots are noisy in nature, but I feel these Himalayan parrots are more noisy and active than Rose-ringed Parrots of …

Rose-ringed (Indian) Parakeet (Parrot) Pictures and Detail (Psittacula krameri)

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Rose-ring (Indian) Parakeet (Parrot) (Psittacula krameri) Pictures and Detail 
Indian Parrot (Parakeet) is something you see very often if you are Indian. Indian Parrot or Rose-ringed Parrot is commonly put in cages and made pets across India. Indian Parrot is the bird which surprised me in my childhood. 
When I was 6-7 year old, then in our neighborhood, one family used to have a pet Indian Parrot. The good thing about this parrot was that it was able to speak few names. As a child, this thing surprised me very much.  In India, we can easily see Rose-ringed Parakeet around us and even they come to our homes and rooftop when we start feeding birds. The above picture I took in the morning (22/3/2015) when this parrot came near me and searching for food because it is common in our family to feed birds. 
Indian parrots are called Rose-ringed because of the red colored ring around their neck. Green color is my favorite so I like these birds very much. When I was not aware of other birds, t…