Lord Derby's Parakeet
Psittacula derbiana


  Habitat: needle-leaved forests, broad-leaved forests or mingled forests.
  Feeding habits: crack nuts and get the seeds with its hard bill.
  Food: fruits, pine nuts, corn, sunflowers and other crops etc.
  Size: with a full body length of 45 cm. Weight: 260 g. 
  Habits: Lord Derby's parakeets normally act in small groups and they act in pairs in mating seasons. They build their nests in holes of trees. Birds produced in high mountain areas will fly to the South or low altitude river valleys to spend winter in autumn. The upper bill of male parakeets is red and the low bill is black. Female birds have black bills. Lord Derby's parakeet is endemic specie of China. It is a kind of parakeet that has its distribution in the furthest North. After training, Lord Derby's parakeet can imitate people's tongue and they are often regarded as fancy birds. They can be raised in cages.
  Category: Ave, Psittaciformes, Psittacidae。
  Distribution: Middle, South and West Yunnan. Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet of China.
  Level of protection: Class I key state protection animal of China