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  • Writer's pictureS Santosh Kumar (sukubirder)

Birds in Northeastern India: Red-breasted Parakeet

Red-breasted Parakeet

(Nikon D500, 200-500mm lens; 1/640, f/6.3, ISO800; hand-held; Manas NP, 28/02/23)

Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) is a near-threatened species of parakeet that is endemic to Southeast Asia and is characterised by a salmon-colored chest on a bright green body, gray-blue head, and a thick black moustache. Males have bright red upper bills while the females’ bills are totally black.

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