Alexandrine Parakeet

Psittacula eupatria

The Alexandrine Parakeet is named after Alexander the Great, who is credited with the exporting of several species from the Punjab region of India into Europe. This bird lives in India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Western Pakistan, and Andaman Islands.

These parakeets can form very large and noisy flocks that gather at evening and can travel long distances in order to feed. They like to eat seeds, flowers, buds, nectar, grain, fruit and vegetables.

The above pictures were taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in July 2008.

Genus Psittacula
Tribe Psittaculini
Subfamily Psittacinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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