Parrots (Psittacidae)

Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) - HBW 4, p. 401

French: Perruche à tête rose German: Rosenkopfsittich Spanish: Cotorra Carirrosa

Taxonomy: Psittacula roseata Biswas, 1951, Gunjong, North Cachar, Assam.
Formerly considered conspecific with P. cyanocephala, and listed as P. c. rosa (Boddaert, 1783). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • roseata Biswas, 1951 - W Bengal, Bhutan, N Assam, Bangladesh and N Myanmar.
  • juneae Biswas, 1951 - S Assam and S Myanmar E through Thailand to Indochina; also possibly S China, with a 19th century record based on juveniles that might have been P. finschi.

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