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Grey-headed Parakeet  

Also Known As: Finsch's Parakeet, Eastern Slaty-headed Parakeet, Burmese Slaty-headed Parakeet
 
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Did You Know?
The juveniles of the Slaty-headed Parakeet (P. himalayana) and the Grey-headed Parakeet are virtually indistinguishable.

Species Profile
Genus:
Psittacula

Species:
finschii

Size: Adult Weight:
40cm (15.6 in) 120g (4.2 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults yellow/green in general; dark grey head; black chin and wide stripe across lower cheeks, continuing as thin line around hindneck; inner median wing coverts has small purple/red patch, nearly always missing in female; central tail feathers long (shorter in female); upper tail purple/blue and widely tipped with yellow/white. Red upper mandible, pale yellow lower. Eye pale yellow.

Colourization Juvenile: Face grey/green; rest of head dull green with faint pale green band below cheeks to hindcrown; wing patch absent; short tail. Bill orange. Eye grey.

Call: Calls are high-pitched and somewhat harsh. Some shrill screeches at rest; other notes grating. Also more musical notes while perched.

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Content Sources:

Central Pets

Lexicon of Parrots

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1533&m=0

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.