The Derbyan parakeet uses a characteris- tic mating dance to impress the female. The male straightens up und turns his head sharply from side to side. Then displacement behaviour like feather and beak cleaning follows. Parallely he turns repeatedly in front of the female.
Derbyan parakeets nest in tree cavities. During breeding season, the female does not leave the nest and is fed by the male.
Size: Beak tail 50 cm, approx 350g
Breeding duration: 23-28 days
Age: 30 years
Sexually mature: 3 years
Reproduction: 2 to4 Eggs
food: Coniferous seeds, fruits, berries, crops such as rice
habitat: Mountain coniferous forests up to 4,000 m above sea level
Danger: threatened by tree felling and catch for the animal trade
Breeding program: There is a European Monitoring Program (Mon), in which the Görlitz Nature Reserve does not only participate, but also leads it.