Photo: psittacula eupatria
Subvenuation: Real parrots
Rod: ringed parrots
This is the largest parrot among the necklace. Parrot length with a tail 45-58 cm. The coloring of the plumage is grassy green, — With a blue tint. There is a brown spot on the shoulder blades, on the forehead — narrow black strip, there are also black «mustache», starting from the connection and stretching back along the lower edge of the cheeks. Males of this species have a wide «necklace», which on the upper neck is pink, and from the sides of the neck to the bottom of the beak — black («tie»). The females and young birds have such «necklaces» No. The beak is large, bright red, and in young parrots it is carrot color.
It lives in Southeast Asia: in India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, East Afghanistan, Western Pakistan, Iran, on the island of Sri Lanka and the Andaman Islands.
Inhabit the upper tier of the tropical forest and rarely descend to the ground. Like all necklaces – good flyers, but usually fly a short distance.
There are usually 2-4 eggs in the masonry, the female is incubated 23-24 days. The male at this time feeds her and protects the nest. Young people at the age of 6 weeks begin to show from the nest, and at 7 weeks they leave it completely. In color, they look like a female, but do not have red-brown spots on the wings and the overall green color is more dim. At the age of 18 months, young-brown spots on the wings appear in young people, and at the 3rd year of life — in males «necklace».
They have long been kept like cell birds. The first references and drawings with their image belong to the times of ancient Rome. Fans contain these parrots for their affectionate disposition and beauty. There are cases when parrots of this type «They memorized» up to 100 words, but this is very rare, more often their abilities are limited to 10-15 words. In conditions of cellular housing live for a long time.
The species includes 5 subspecies that differ in sizes and some details of the color:
- Psittacula Eupatria Avensis (Kloss, 1917)
- Psittacula Eupatria Eupatria (Linnaeus, 1766)
- PSITTACULA EUPATRIA MAGNIROSTRIS (Ball, 1872)
- Psittacula Eupatria nipalensis (Hodgson, 1836)
- Psittacula Eupatria Siamensis (Kloss, 1917)
Other types of genus «Ringed parrots»:
- Himalayan ring parrot
- Chinese ring parrot
- Indian ring
- Pink -headed ring parrot
- Mauritan ring
- Malabar ring
- Gray -headed ring parrot
- Nedteh -high ring parrot
- Red -headed ring parrot
- Kreyuznaya Party Finns