|Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
- Adult male|
|Photographer :|| © Vivek Tiwari |
|Location :||Paschim Vihar, west New Delhi, India|
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 |
|Bird Group :||PSITTACIFORMES |
|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|