Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides)

 Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides) in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India. February 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides) in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India. February 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Above is the first parakeet I have seen during this trip to Kerala : the Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides). It is endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. The red beak is distinctive to males. A very good looking bird even though the picture above is really bad.

Love Nature.
Jonathan