Parrots (Psittacidae)

Grey-headed Parakeet (Psittacula finschii) - HBW 4, p. 400

French: Perruche de Finsch German: Finschsittich 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.