Derbyan parakeet


Derbyan parakeet (Psittacula derbiana)

The courtship as an affection test

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.

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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: 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.

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