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Alexandrov ringed parrots

Alexandrine ringed parrot (lat.Psittacula eupatria) is a bird of the parrot family (lat.Psittaciformes) of the infraclass of the New Palatine. The largest representative of the necklace parrots. Its distinctive feature is that the males of this species have a wide "necklace" that has become part of their name. The nominative part of the name — Alexandrine — refers to Alexander the Great.

The upper part of the necklace of this necklace parrots is pink, and on the sides and down to the lower part of the beak it is black ("tie"). Calm, communicative, beautiful — these are the adjectives due to which necklace parrots have been kept as decorative birds since the times of Ancient Rome. Able to learn an average of 20 words, the record for the vocabulary of necklace parrots is 100 words.

Body constitution

This type of parrot is quite large among all species, its body length varies between 35 and 48 cm, and the length of the tail is between 10-15 cm, body weight is 250-260 g. The wingspan is about 40 cm. The color is predominantly green, the abdomen light shades, and upward — with brown-red spots. There is a brown spot on the shoulder blades, a narrow black stripe on the forehead, black "mustaches" grow from the mandible.

 


 

Way of life — arboreal, diurnal, schooling.

In the wild, the Alexandrine ringed parrot lives in eastern Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, in a number of regions of Southeast Asia and India. Their natural habitat is the upper levels of tropical forests. Necklace parrots feed on wild fruits and shoots of young trees. Reproduction — using a clutch of 3-4 eggs. The incubation period for eggs lasts 4 weeks. By the beginning of the 7th week, chicks of necklace parrots try to make their first flight from the nest. The life expectancy of ringed parrots is up to 40 years.

Alexandrine ringed parrot in Animal Park

He is a living decoration of our Park. The necklace parrot has a very proud look. With all his stature, he demonstrates superiority and condescension — this is one side, the reverse side of which is communicativeness and benevolence. Such a contrast creates cognitive dissonance among the guests of our Park, for the solution of which emotional intelligence is activated — this is a prerequisite for high interpersonal intelligence. Come and visit us to experience the charm of the Alexandrine ringed parrot!

Alexandrov ringed parrot is one of the favorites of our petting zoo visitors. When a parrot is in a good mood, it attracts the attention of children and their parents by pronouncing the words it knows in random order. The word combinations are funny and unexpected. Thus, the Alexandrian achieves the goal - attention and delicacies from visitors. In return, he gives a good mood.