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Lord Derby's Parakeet Psittacula derbiana   - Female
Lord Derby's Parakeet
Photographer : © Soma Jha
Location : 4 km short of Kibithu, near Walong, Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 27 March 2015
English synonyms:Derbyan 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 :A flock of 8 birds were feeding on this tree on red berry-like fruits.

Two birds were first seen 5 km east of Walong on Namti Plains. They flew off quickly to join a flock far off. Later, beyond Meshai and close to Kibithu, we saw another flock of 8-10 birds, first on a tree with red berries and later they shifted to this pine tree. - SJ

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