Grey-headed Parakeet (Psittacula finschii) - HBW 4, p. 400
French: Perruche de Finsch
Spanish: Cotorra de Finsch
Other common names: Finsch's/Hume's/Eastern Slaty-headed Parakeet
Taxonomy: Palæornis Finschii Hume, 1874, Kollidoo, 3500-5000 feet (c. 1000-1500 m), upper Salween River, Myanmar.
Long considered conspecific with P. himalayana, but the two recorded within 25 km of each other in N Bengal and SE Bhutan; however, other evidence suggests birds are convergent in this region, while the close geographical approach of two more distinct forms may simply reflect migration; separation as two species remains provisional. Monotypic.
Distribution: India from W Bengal E through Bangladesh, S China, Myanmar and Thailand to Indochina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult male perched in a tree.
Locality Nagabwet, Magway Division, Myanmar (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 December 2009 1 year ago 4
Bird perched on a home made perch. Part of the tail appears to be missing.
Locality Makunda Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam, India
Vijay Anand Ismavel 1 August 2010 3 years ago 3.3
Adult bird perching on a branch
Locality Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur), Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Peninsular Malaysia
Pierre de Chabannes 1 January 2009 4 years ago 3