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Psittacula eupatria (Linnaeus, 1766) – Alexandrine Parakeet

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Large Indian Parakeet.

This species is listed as Near Threatened 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 species is uncommon. It inhabits moist and dry woodlands and forests of India, Pakistan, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Qatar, and Turkey, from the sea level up to 880m. It has possibly gone extinct in Bahrain and Yemen. It breeds during November-April (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened 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 is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from poaching and capturing for bird-trading, and habitat disturbance due to land usage (BirdLife International 2017).

BirdLife International 2017. Psittacula eupatria (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22685434A110985466. Accessed on 16 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Psittacula eupatria (Linnaeus, 1766) – Alexandrine 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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