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Grey-headed Parakeet - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Peter Ericsson
Mae Ping, Thailand, November 2007
Psittacula finschii


36–40 cm (14-15¾ in)

  • Grey head
  • Yellow upperparts
  • Blue-green under wing coverts
  • Long tail

Similar species

Similar to the larger Slaty-headed Parakeet which has a darker head, lighter underparts and a shorter tail.


Asia: found from northern India (western Bengal), Myanmar to southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam


This is a monotypic species[1].


Open mixed dry dipterocarp deciduous forest, teak forest, secondary growth, cultivation and tea plantations.



Their diet consists of leaf buds and cherries, flowers and bamboo seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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