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Derbyan Parakeet Psittacula derbiana   - Male
Derbyan Parakeet
Photographer : © Arka Sarkar
Location :Walong, Anjaw, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 22 April 2014
English synonyms:Lord Derby's Parakeet, Derby's Parakeet, Chinese Parakeet, Upper Yangtze Parakeet
Bird Family :Psittacidae - Parrots, parakeets, lories, lorikeets, cockatoos, corellas, guaiabero & racquet-tails
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :One of the few images of the bird from India. All sightings from India seem restricted to Eastern part of Anjaw district bordering with China. Between 22nd to 25th April, we saw individuals and flocks of up to 8 on several occasions from ~3500 ft to 6000 ft in the pine forests typical of the region. They were feeding on pine cones and fruiting berry shrubs. - AS
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