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Alexandrine Parakeet

Psittacula eupatria

Description:

The Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria) is a member of the psittaciformes order and of the Psittaculidae family. The species is named after Alexander the Great, who is credited with the exporting of numerous specimens of this bird from Punjab into various European and Mediterranean countries and regions, where they were considered prized possessions for the nobles and royalty.



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Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.91, Long: 80.03

Spotted on Apr 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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