Alexandrine Parakeet

The species name eupatria has its origins from Latin and/or could be a Greco-Latin combination. Where the prefix eu translates into good or noble and the suffix patria is a Latin word translating into fatherland or ancestry. Consequently, the scientific name means of noble fatherland or of noble ancestry.

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The Alexandrine Parakeet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Alexandrine Parakeet, like most of the ringnecks, is a very striking bird. More

Alexandrine Parakeet is a medium sized parrot found mainly in India and Sri Lanka. The dominant color is green and the tail is fairly long but the actual length will depend upon the habitat conditions and nutrition. The bill of the birds is strikingly red and looks beautiful in the background of the green body. In females the green color is darker and the tail feathers in the middle are shorter. More

The Alexandrine Parakeet's call is a powerful screech but deeper than that of its very close-relative the Psittacula krameri (Ringnecked or Rose-Ringed Parakeet) Description - Male Female The Alexandrine Parakeet is a large Parakeet species measuring 58 cm (23 in) in total length with a wingspan averaging 18.9–21.5 cm (7.5–8.5 in). It is mainly green with a blue-grey sheen on its cheeks and napes, particularly in males. More

The Alexandrine Parakeet is one of the largest parrots commonly referred to as a parakeet. In aviculture the more precise term conure is used for small to medium sized parakeets of the genera Aratinga, Pyrrhura, and a few other genere of the tribe Arini, which are mainly endemic to South America. As they are not all from one genera, taxonomists tend to dislike the term. More

The Alexandrine parakeet is similar but is larger and has red patches on its shoulders. To be taught to speak, the Alexandrine needs to be kept in a cage rather than an aviary. These varieties will eat parrot mixture, grain, fruit and non-fatty seeds. They need a large cage with strong mesh. They can be kept in groups, are hardy and generally good talkers, but can be both noisy and destructive. Females tend to dominate in breeding pairs. More

The Large Indian or Alexandrine parakeet is quite similar to but substantially larger (53 cm) than the Rose-ringed and not so common. One distinguishing mark is the maroon epaulettes it wears on its shoulders. It is armed with a fearsome red nut-cracker bill and has slightly bulging eyes and a rather more guttural voice (keeak!). It flies with deliberate wing-beats, and doesn’t seem to be in such a tearing hurry, though it gets around pretty quickly. More

Parrot and Alexandrine Parakeet are different names for the same species. Many of the smaller, long-tailed species of lories may be referred to as lorikeets. In the U.S. the term Parakeet is commonly used to refer to the Budgerigar. Gallery - Parakeet1.JPG Parakeet3. More

The Alexandrine Parakeet is a large Parakeet species measuring 58 cm (23 in) in total length with a wingspan averaging 18.9–21.5 cm (7.5–8.5 in). It is mainly green with a blue-grey sheen on its cheeks and napes, particularly in males. The abdomen is yellowish-green, the upperside of the middle tail feathers is blueish-green, the upperside of the external tail feathers is green while the underside of the tail feathers are all yellow. More

Alexandrine parakeets do like being touched and stroked on occasion. These birds enjoy showering in the rain, so regular indoor showers or spraying them with a bottle is ideal. Behavior/Health Concerns: Alexandrine Parakeets can be noisy and a prolific chewer, so provide wooden toys. They can also be aggressive toward other birds, so it is best to house Alexandrine parakeets in separate cages. These pet birds need a varied diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables and greens. More

The Alexandrine Parakeet is the largest and most impressive of all the parakeets. Measuring 23 inches in length and weighing 250 grams, this parakeet will easily astonish you with it's beauty. Psittacula eupatria has a natural range that covers the entire Indian peninsula - from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam and has even been recorded as high as 5,300 feet in the Himalayas. Very popular as pet birds, they are highly valued in the United States as well as Australia. More

Alexandrine Parakeet (frankly, I'd rather think of myself as a 'parrot', however). I come from the Asiatic parrot clan of ring-necked boids. I'm technically part of the species Psittacula Eupatria Eupatria... as if you gave a rip about that. DNA testing confirms that I am a stud... er... male! I was hatched on or about February 25th, 2003 at the residence of the world-famous Asiatic Parrot breeder, Don Cavender, in Escondido, CA. More

Ever more popular the Alexandrine parakeet is taking its rightful place in the companion parrot market. Known for its steady personality, and gentle nature these wonderful birds are finally being seen for their worth. Becoming ever more popular with breeders means becoming more popular and available for those people who want one for a companion parrot. More

alexandrine parakeet means the same thing and can be used interchangeably. Some prefer the term paroquet, and it is of older orthography. Interestingly, long-tailed lories are called lorikeets. Some parakeets are adept at mimicing human words or sounds. Some birds can attack each other. They munch on seeds and fruit. Some even try to escape from their cages, but the bars may be just so big that they can actually get caught. More

PHYSICAL APPEARENCE: Alexandrine Parakeets belong to a class of large-medium sized parrots, 58 cm (23in). The largest are the Indian parrots. Their life span can reach up to 50 years if they are provided with the necessary conditions for life. The dominant color is green, the cheeks and the nape are grey-green. Around the neck, from the lower side, they have a black necklace blending into orange-red from the upper side. Under-wing coverts are darker green with grey edges. More

Alexandrine Parakeets occur in a variety of moist and dry forests and woodlands. They are generally seen in small flocks but where food in plentiful larger flocks may be seen. Another time to see a larger flocks is when the birds are on the way to or from a communal roosting site. Their diet is seed, flowers, buds, nectar, grain, fruit and vegetables. They can be a pest in mangrove and coconut plantations. More

The Alexandrine parakeet is one of the biggest of the parakeets. Brotogeris parakeets, Monk Parakeets and Lineolated Parakeets (Lineolated Parakeets have short tails) are South American. Monk parakeets or Quakers are plentiful here in Chicago. They are able to live through the cold weather because they build large colonial nests. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Psittacula
Species : eupatria
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)