Psittacula caniceps

Psittacula
caniceps

[Blyth 1846]

Blyth’s
Parakeet

Psittacula
caniceps
(Blyth 1846)

Description:
Green; head grey; nape and crown with faint blue tinge; cheeks and ear-coverts
with light yellowish tinge; chin, broad stripe to cheek, lores and forehead black;
upperside of middle tail-feathers green tinged with grey and with yellow tips,
outer tail-feathers green; underside of tail-feathers green-olive yellowish; upper
mandible red, lower mandible black; iris orange-red; feet grey.


Hen as cock, but nape and crown
suffused strongly with blue; both upper and lower mandible black; middle tail-feathers
on average noticably shorter.

Length:
56 cm, wing length 202 – 222 mm, tail length 241 – 378
mm.

Distribution:
Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Montschall and Kondul
in
Nicobar Islands.

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