Derbyan parakeet


Derbyan parakeet (Psittacula derbiana)

The courtship as a test of affection

With a courtship dance the Chinese parakeet males try to gain the sympathy of females. The male straightens up und turns his head sharply to the right or left. Then a sham cleaning of the beak and the plumage with their feet follows. They spin several times in front of the females. If they have gained the affection of the females with that they laid out a nest in preferably poplars. The female does not leave the nest during the incubation period and is therefore fed by the male.


Category: Birds

Size: Beak tail 50 cm, approx 350g

Breeding duration: 23-28 days

Age: 30 years

Sexually mature: 3 years

Reproduction: 2 to4 Eggs

food: seeds of conifers, fruits, berries, crops such as rice

habitat: mountain coniferous forests up to 4,000 m above sea level

Danger: threatened by deforestation and wild captures for the animal trade

Breeding program: There is a European Monitoring Program (Mon) in which Görlitz Nature Conservation Zoo does not only participates but also conducts it.

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