The red-breasted parakeet Psittacula alexandri is among the more widespread species of the genus and is the species which has the most geographical variations. It is easily identified by the large red patch on its breast. An alternative name is the moustached parakeet depending on subspecies. Most of the subspecies are confined to minuscule islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman islands , and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extending to northeastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas.
Abessinian Parrots aka Red-bellied Parrots or Red-breasted Parrots | Beauty of Birds
Closest relatives may be P. N subspecies fasciata is relatively distinctive for having bluish in head and breast, whereas other subspecies have grey head and clear pinkish breast, but black lower mandible of fasciata is shared by birds from W Sumatran islands; further research needed. Eight subspecies recognized. Introduced nominate race to Singapore and C Japan; in Singapore, breeding regular since mids. Borneo population commonly considered introduced, but this not necessarily correct. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!
Rose-Breasted Cockatoo (Galah)
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Like most hookbills , they are true parrots, even though they are often referred to as parakeets. However, captive breeding programs have introduced these beautiful birds to pet homes around the world over the years. Scarlet Chested Parakeets are small birds, normally measuring around 8 inches in length from head to tail. At maturity, they generally weigh less than 2.