(Last Updated on : 19-10-2015)
Lord Derby's Parakeet is an Indian Bird
that bears a scientific name "Psittacula derbiana
" has the unique distribution part in Indian states especially in the north east states like Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Assam.
Concentration of Lord Derby's Parakeet
Lord Derby's Parakeet is also known as Derbyan parakeet, is a monotypic parrot species, which is confined to small pocket of moist evergreen forest in the hills of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and the adjoining parts of Tibet.
Law on Lord Derby's Parakeet
The species Lord Derby's Parakeet suffers from poaching for the illegal wildlife trade and fetches a high price in the black market. It is perhaps the rarest of all species of Psittacula in mainland Asia. As of the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species its status was updated from Least Concern to Near Threatened.
Sexes of Lord Derby's Parakeet
The adult male and female Lord Derby's Parakeet are easily distinguished because they have different beak colours and slightly different plumage.
Description of Lord Derby's Parakeet
The name of Lord Derby's Parakeet commemorates Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby.
Feedings of Lord Derby's Parakeet
Lord Derby's Parakeets feed on fruits, berries, seeds and leaf buds, occasionally foraging in gardens and fields.
Sizes of Lord Derby's Parakeet
Lord Derby's Parakeets average 20 inches in length and are sexually dimorphic. They have a mostly green plumage over their dorsal surface, black lores and lower cheeks, a bluish-purple crown and pale yellow eyes.
Structure of Lord Derby's Parakeet
The throat, breast, abdomen and under-wing of Lord Derby's Parakeet coverts are greyish blue to lavender. The thighs and vent area are yellowish green with blue edging on some of the feathers.
Tail of Lord Derby's Parakeet
The tail feathers of Lord Derby's parakeet are shades of green, some edged with blue. Male birds have a red upper mandible with a yellow tip, while the lower mandible is black. The females have an all-black beak.
Immature of Lord Derby's parakeet
Immature Lord Derby's Parakeets are duller in colour than the adults. Juvenile birds have green crowns, orange-red upper and lower mandible (beak), and their irises are dark and do not lighten until they reach maturity between two and three years of age.
Diet of Lord Derby's Parakeet
The diet should include plenty of fruits, such as figs, pear, apple, banana, and vegetables. They are also fed a seed mix of various millets, canary grass seed, some niger and oats (including sprouted); millet spray; as well as softened rusk, egg food and meal worm larvae for rearing.