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Hello Ginger~
I hope you are having a great day! I'm starting out a bit late today due to stuff being done around the house. I keep telling mom it's just going to get dirty again so why bother! She doesn't listen to me!
Enjoy your day!

Here is today's Parakeet blog!

Today I am featuring 2 Asiatic Parakeets. They are the Slaty-Headed Parakeet and the Blossom-Headed Parakeet.
They are a bit rare and there are not a lot of them being kept as pets. In the wild the flocks are not endangered they are just not kept as pets.

The Blossom-Headed Parakeet is from Northeast India to Southwest Asia. They like to live in forest and open woodland areas.

Just like the others, you can tell the girls from the boys by looking at them! The boys have a pink head with a black ring around their necks. The girls do not have the black ring and their heads are a pale gray. The girls get their adult plumage by 15 months and the boys get theirs by 30 months. I don't know why it takes the boys twice as long but it may be all those pink feathers!

Just like most of the ring-neck over there, they like to eat seeds, fruits and flower blossoms.

The Slaty-Headed Parakeets are also known as the Himalayan Parakeet. The live in the West Himalyas to Eastern Afghanistan and Vietnam.

The boys have dark red patches on their wing coverts and the girls do not! Their diet is the same as the Blossom-Headed Parakeet except they like nectar too!

The Slaty-Headed Parakeet is the only psittacid species who does what is called altitudinal migration! At the end of October they leave the hills and migrate down to the valley to spend the winter there!

I hope you enjoy the pictures of these beautiful birds. There was no reason given as to why they are not kept as pets but it may be that not too many of them were imported before they outlawed importing!

Thank you for you time and don't forget to get over and give Coach Muffin 203943 a vote today!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar
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