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Psittacula longicauda (Boddaert, 1783) – Long-tailed Parakeet

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Red-cheeked Parakeet.

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This rare species can be found on coastal and lowland regions (above 300m of height) in India (mainly in Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Myanmar (mainly in Coco Islands), Indonesia, Thailand, and Brunei. It is social and congregates for nesting, and it breeds during December-February. It mostly forages on fruits(BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status: 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. The major threat to this species is hunting and trapping. Habitat disturbance is another threat, due to logging and forest fires (BirdLife International 2018).

BirdLife International 2018. Psittacula longicauda . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22685513A131365116. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Psittacula longicauda (Boddaert, 1783) – Long-tailed Parakeet. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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