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Psittacula alexandri (Red-breasted Parakeet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-breasted parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) is among the more widespread species of the genus and is the species which has the most geographical variations. It is easily identified by the large reddish patch on its breast. An alternative name is the moustached parakeet depending on subspecies. Most of the subspecies are confined to small islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman islands, and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extending to northeastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild bird trade. The nominate race, which occurs in Java, is close to extinction.
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Psittacula alexandri abbotti (Andaman moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri alexandri (Moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri cala (Simeulue moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri dammermani (Karimundjawa moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri fasciata (Western moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri kangeanensis (Kangean moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri major (Lasia moustached parakeet)
Psittacula alexandri perionca (Nias Island moustached parakeet)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.1448
EDGE Score: 1.63799


Adult Weight [1]  147 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  70 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %
Clutch Size [3]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No

Prey / Diet

Erythrina variegata (Indian Coral Tree)[4]
Parkia speciosa (parkia)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acridotheres tristis (Common Myna)1
Carpodacus sipahi (Scarlet Finch)1
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)1
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)1
Psittinus cyanurus (Blue-rumped Parrot)1

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External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License