Parrots (Psittacidae)

Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) - HBW 4, p. 401

French: Perruche à moustaches German: Bartsittich Spanish: Cotorra Pechirroja
Other common names: Rose-breasted/Moustached Parakeet

Taxonomy: Psittacus alexandri Linnaeus, 1758, China, Bengal, Ethiopia = Java.
Closest relatives probably P. derbiana and P. caniceps, despite size differences. Eight subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fasciata (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - N India E through Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, extreme N Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina to S China and Hainan.
  • abbotti (Oberholser, 1919) - Andaman Is.
  • cala (Oberholser, 1912) - Simeulue I.

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  • fasciata (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - N India E through Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, extreme N Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina to S China and Hainan.
  • abbotti (Oberholser, 1919) - Andaman Is.
  • cala (Oberholser, 1912) - Simeulue I.
  • major (Richmond, 1902) - Lasia and Babi Is.
  • perionca (Oberholser, 1912) - Nias I.
  • alexandri (Linnaeus, 1758) - Java, Bali and extreme S Borneo.
  • kangeanensis Hoogerwerf, 1962 - Kangean Is.
  • dammermani Chasen & Kloss, 1932 - Karimunjawa Is.