Slaty-headed Parakeet

Psittacula himalayana

The Slaty-headed Parakeetīs range extends from the foothills of Western Himalayas till Arunachal Pradesh. They descend to the valleys in winter, approximately during the last week of October. Noisy and conspicuous, in some places they associate with Plum-headed Parakeets (Psittacula cyanocephala), Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) and Rose-ringed or Ring-neck Parakeet (Psittacula krameri).

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

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