The gorgeous Plum-Headed Parakeet, Psittacula cyanocephala, combines “exotic” beauty with extreme hardiness. Active and inquisitive, yet possessed of a calm disposition, this South Asian native makes a wonderful pet or aviary addition.
A slender tail comprises over two-thirds of the Plum-Headed Parakeet’s 14 inch length. The male’s colorful head, which is clad in mixed shades of red, purple, maroon, violet, rose and/or pink, lends the species its common name. Females lack the black neck ring and have an attractive bluish-gray head. The body plumage of both sexes is a beautiful blend of lime and other shades of green.
Albino, green, blue and lutino mutations have been produced by hobbyists.
The Plum-Headed Parakeet ranges from western Pakistan through most of India to Sri Lankain the south and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. Read More »