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Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala   - Adult male
Plum-headed Parakeet
Photographer : © Vivek Tiwari
Location :Paschim Vihar, west New Delhi, India
Date : 13 January 2013
English synonyms:Blossom-headed Parakeet, Northern Blossom-headed Parakeet, Southern Blossom-headed Parakeet, Western Blossom-headed Parakeet
Bird Family :Psittacidae - Parrots, Parakeets, Lories, Lorikeets, Cockatoos, Corellas, Guaiabero & Racquet-tails
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I was on my rooftop for only a couple of hours over a couple of days this time. Overall I found rooftop bird diversity to be little low. It may be a seasonal issue since I haven't been here in Jan over the last few years. I was bit disappointed that while Rose-ringed Parakeets were around as usual, and I was seeing flyby Alexandrine Parakeets, the Plum-headeds were missing. Literally at the last minute, as I was about to head down, out of nowhere a flock of Plum-headed Parakeets flew straight out and landed on the neighbouring parapet on the opposite side of the setting sun. Not only that, this particular gorgeous male came even closer and landed on a wire right in front of me and proceeded to pose for me for a couple of seconds. I managed to get a few shots and then just like that, the flock was gone. - VT