Nicobar parakeet

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Nicobar parakeet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: P. caniceps
Binomial name
Psittacula caniceps
(Blyth, 1846)

The Nicobar parakeet (Psittacula caniceps) also known as Blyth's parakeet is a parrot confined to the Nicobar Islands of the Indian Ocean. At 60 cm, it is the largest of the "true parakeets" in terms of length. The colour of the cere is black for female and orange for male.

The Nicobar parakeet is classified as near-threatened by the IUCN. Very little is known about its ecology and conservation status.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Psittacula caniceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

External links

  • BirdLife Species Factsheet

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