Mustached / Moustached / Java-moustached Parakeets

Moustached Parakeet The Moustached or Mustached Parakeet ( Psittacula alexandri alexandri ) – besides known as the Java Mustached or Red-breasted Parakeet – is endemic to the Himalayas and southern China to Indonesia. The Mustached Parakeet is the nominate form of eight different subspecies. The average life of the Mustached Parakeet is 20 to 25 years . 

Description:

The Mustached / Moustached Parakeet is a medium-sized parrot, averaging 13 – 16 inches in distance ( 33 – 40 centimeter ) and weighing it at 100 to 130 grams at maturity.

Its most spot sport is its moustache-like markings on the sides of its grimace, resembling a mustache. In most subspecies of Moustached Parakeets, the males have red beaks and the females have black .

Males:

The male Moustached Parakeet is beautifully determine, slender, with a long and thin stern, green feather, a grey read/write head, crimson bill, and distinguishing markings on its head and front. The area around the eyes is green and his heads have a pretty blue undertone. There is a thin line across its brow and wide stripes on his impudence. The feather on the breasts, throat and upper berth abdomen is pink / salmon extending half direction to the vent .

Females :

The hen has a blue touch through the face region. They by and large have a boring pink color on their chests and their middle stern feathers are shorter than the male ‘s feathers .

Moustached Parakeet

Moustached Parakeets young Birds :

immature birds have shorter tails, light pink bills, and the incomplete cheek stripes easily distinguish unseasoned birds are unmanageable to sex, however, breeders have successfully identified males and females. The hen ‘s pass is more evenly arched from the cere to the back of the head. The young males tend to be flat on the frontal bone. Hens appear to have a dark blue boldness .

  Personality / Mustached Parakeets as Pets

The Mustached Parakeet is an intelligent and outgoing bird that is gaining increasing popularity global. These parrots are outgoing and playful, and do well if properly socialized. They can be a bit autocratic and aggressive, if not disciplined appropriately, but they can inactive make good inaugural birds. They are identical intelligent, and need a good size cage with plenty of toys to prevent boredom. Though this shuttlecock is related to the Ringnecks, they are quite different in personality. They are reported to be mellower and not equally noisy as the Ringnecks, though the Mustached Parakeet has been described as “ feisty. ” They are broadly calmer than the indian and african Ringnecks a well as the Plumhead. They are besides excellent eaters and will promptly sample new foods that other birds may pass up. The Mustached Parakeet is related to the Ringneck Parakeets, and like them, they can often talk, though they are not as clear of manner of speaking as some of the larger parrots, such as the African Grey. however, they are reported to speak with more clearness than the Ringnecks. It is significant that Mustached Parakeets are handled regularly from a youthful old age, as they can become aggressive, if they are not well socialized and handled regularly. If you want a smaller parrot with a batch of personality, the Mustached Parakeet may be the dame for you. however, they are besides “ opinionated ” and have been described as stubborn. not amazingly so, considering their intelligence. obedience discipline is powerfully recommended. The Mustached Parakeet is a rapacious chewer and should be provided plenty of chew toys. early toys are besides a must to stimulate this intelligent bird. If they are not given batch of exciting toys, they will grow bored and behavioral problems can result. Like other parrots they require company, and if you keep them individually you must be able and will to spend big amounts of time with them. The same is true if you want to maintain their tameness. They should be handled regularly and be well socialized. In the wild this bird is frequently seen in flocks of 10 to 50 individuals. These flocks may often be heard before they are seen. This is a fact that should be kept in mind before deciding to purchase a Mustache Parakeet. Breeding hens may lay 3 to 4 eggs in each seize which she incubates for about 22 days .

    Moustached or Mustached Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri alexandri) Moustached Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri alexandri) 

Distribution / Habitat:

The Mustached Parakeet is among the more far-flung species of the genus and is the species which has the most geographic variations. Most of the subspecies are confined to small islands or a bunch of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman islands, India and one subspecies occurs in continental South East Asia and partially extending to North-eastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild dame deal. The nominate rush which occurs in Java is close to extinction. feral populations of this species have now established themselves in cities like Mumbai and little numbers occur in other cities such as Chennai and Bangalore in India .

  Breeding and Propagation :

The Mustached Parakeets are normally bred in captivity. They reach maturity somewhere between 2 and 3 years of age. It is recommended that birds be paired up at a new age. The female may at times dominate the males. courtship starts in late winter and the hens can be seen begging the males to feed them. In the angry they breed between the months of December and April, though this is varying depending on the upwind and altitude. A thick-walled excavate log can be provided as a nest box. If not available, a commercially available nesting box should suffice. They require long aviaries, quite than wide, as they are hard, neat flyers. They besides like a protect area when breed. The entry-door to the aviary should be at the antonym end. Double-wire between flights is recommended to prevent birds in adjoining aviaries from biting each other – particularly during breeding season. egg laying by and large commences early bounce and clutches vary from 2 to 4 eggs, which are incubated for about 22 days. The young fledge in 52 days. Palm fronds should be placed at the aviary front and leafy branches must be placed at the back to protect the fledge young from hurting themselves as they hit the aviary walls and fall to the aviary floors. If this is not done, many of the young will die of head injuries or badly damage their scalp. Fledging chicks do n’t have a great come of restraint as they start flying. The young can be left in with the parents for 9 months, but must then be removed as the parent will be ready to bred again. The young wean at 12 – 14 weeks. Rearing food is very authoritative, such as shoot sunflower seed, soaked dame peas, diced apple, celery, natural or boiled corn, fleeceable feed, s good as carapace grit, coarse sand and pieces of charcole. Supplementing with multi-vitamisn and fluent calcium is specially significant prior to egg lay .

  Ringneck Parrots are broadly hardy birds. however, the following diseases have been reported in this species :

  • Polyoma
  • Sarcocystosis
  • Aspergillosis (fungal disease)
  • Bacterial infections (pneumonia)
  • Hypovitaminosis A
  • Psittacosis

relevant Resources :   Taxonomy and other Data :

Species: Scientific : Psittacula alexandri alexandri aka Palaeornis alexandri alexandri … english : Moustached Parakeet, Javan Parakeet … dutch : Roseborstparkiet, Alexander Parkiet … german : Rosebrustbartsittich … french : Perruche barbe Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: alexandri, fasciata, abbotti, cala, major, perionca, dammermani, kangeanensis | CITES II – Endangered Species Detailed Description: green ; capitulum grey with marked blue tinge ; eye area washed with green ; chin, broad cheek-stripe and narrow-minded line over frontal bone to eye black ; throat, front and upper abdomen salmon-pink ; lower abdomen and under tail-coverts green with variable gloomy tint ; median wing-coverts green-yellow ; under wing-coverts pale green ; upperside of center tail-feathers blue with green-yellow tips, outer tail-feathers bluish green ; tail bottom dirty olive-yellowish ; upper and lower beaks are crimson with pale peak ; iris pale scandalmongering ; feet grey. Female as male with crimson amphetamine and lower beaks, but salmon-pink summit dull ; middle tail-feathers on average short. Immatures green with whitish frontal bone and incomplete black cheek-stripe ; medial wing-coverts with yellow-green touch ; stern perceptibly shorter ; bill pale bolshevik

  Sub-species : Andaman Moustached Parakeets :

Description: As indian Moustached / indian Red-breasted Parakeets, but plumage generally much pale ; grey head with lone light lilac-blue tint ; front and upper abdomen picket salmon-pink washed lightly with lilac-blue ; upper beak is red, lower beak is black ; larger. Female as male, but breast and abdomen without lilac-blue tint ; pink extends up to english of neck ; upper and lower beak is black. | Length: 36 centimeter ( 14 ins ), wing length 163 – 181 millimeter ( 6.5 – 7 ins ) Distribution: Andaman Islands | CITES II – Endangered Species Species : scientific : Psittacula alexandri abbotti aka Palaeornis alexandri abbotti … english : Andaman Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Andaman Roseborstparkiet … german : Andamanen Bartsittich … french : Perruche barbe du Abbott

Babi Moustached Parakeets :

Description: As indian Moustached / indian Red-breasted Parakeets, but feather slightly paler ; grey head without blue undertone ; frontal bone and eye areas without green tint ; summit and upper berth abdomen benighted pink ; less salmon-colour and without lilac-blue undertone ; amphetamine beak is crimson, lower beak is black ; perceptibly larger. Female as male but upper and lower peck is black. | Length: 38 centimeter ( 15ins ), wing length 187 – 203 millimeter ( 7.5 – 8 ins ) Distribution: Lasia and Babi Islands, Indonesia | CITES II – Endangered Species Species: Scientific : Psittacula alexandri major aka Palaeornis alexandri major … english : Babi Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Babi Roseborstparkiet … german : Babi Bartsittich … french : Perruche barbe du Lasia

Dammerman ‘s Moustached Parakeets :

Description: As name Mustached Parakeet featured above, but larger and with heavier beak ; salmon-pink breast and abdomen feathers slenderly darker in some birds ; upper and lower beaks are red in both sexes. | Length: 36 centimeter ( 14 ins ), wing length 172 – 180 millimeter ( 6.5 – 7 ins ) Distribution: Karimundjawa Islands, Indonesia | CITES II – Endangered Species Species: Scientific : Psittacula alexandri dammermani aka Palaeornis alexandri dammermani … english : Dammerman ‘s Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Dammermans Roseborstparkiet … german : Dammermans Rosenbrustbartsittich … french : Perruche de Dammerman

Red-breasted Parakeet Indian Moustached / indian Red-breasted Parakeets :

Description: As nominate Mustached Parakeet featured above, but front and upper berth abdomen dark tap and washed lightly lilac-blue ; principal uniformly grey-blue ; eye and brow areas with green undertone ; lower abdomen green lightly tinged blue ; upper beak is crimson, lower beak is black. Female as male, but front and upper berth abdomen black pink without lilac-blue undertone ; pink extends up to sides of neck ; amphetamine and lower beaks are black. Immatures with grey capitulum and black brow and impudence markings ; but without pink breast ; beak pink until 14 days after leaving nest, then becomes black brown ; final color attained at 12 months. | Length: 33 centimeter ( 13 ins ), wing length 153 – 171 millimeter ( 6 – 6.5 ins ) Distribution: northern India from Dehra Dun area eastwards over Nepal to Assam, East Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Burma, Thailand, Indochina and southerly China in the provinces of Yunnan and Kwangsi ; besides Hainan Island and Mergui Archipelago. | CITES II – Endangered Species Species: Scientific : Psittacula alexandri fasciata aka Palaeornis alexandri fasciata … english : indian Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Baard Parkiet … german : Cochinchina Rosenbrustbartsittich … french : Perruche barbe à louisiana poitrine rose

Java Moustached Parakeets Kangean Moustached Parakeets :

Description: As nominate Mustached Parakeet featured above, but with lone faint blue touch to head ; medial wing-coverts yellow ; bill heavier ; upper and lower beaks in both sexes are loss. | Length: 33 centimeter ( 13 ins ), wing duration 158 – 161 millimeter ( 6 – 6.5 ins ) Distribution: Kangean Islands, Indonesia | CITES II – Endangered Species Species : scientific : Psittacula alexandri kangeanensis aka Palaeornis alexandri kangeanensis … english : Kangean Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Kangean Roseborstparkiet … german : Kangean Rosenbrustbartsittich … french : Perruche barbe … First description : Hoogerwerf 1962

Nias Moustached Parakeets :

Description: As indian Moustached / amerind Red-breasted Parakeets, but feather slightly paler ; grey drumhead without blue touch ; frontal bone and eye areas without green tinge ; front and upper berth abdomen dark pink, less salmon-colored and without lilac-blue tinge ; lower abdomen paler and more yellowish-green ; amphetamine beak is crimson, lower peck is black ; larger. Female as male, but amphetamine and lower beaks are black. | Length: 37 curium ( 14.5 ins ), wing length 171 – 194 millimeter ( 6.5 – 7.5ins ) CITES II – Endangered Species : populations reduced by trapping for trade. Common in aviculture | Distribution: Nisas Island, Indonesia Species: Scientific : Psittacula alexandri perionca aka Palaeornis alexandri perionca … english : Nias Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Nias Roseborstparkiet … german : Nias Bartsittich … french : Perruche barbe du Nias

Simeuluean Moustached Parakeets :

Description: As indian Moustached / indian Red-breasted Parakeets, but feather slenderly paler ; brow and eye areas without green tinge ; summit and upper berth abdomen dark pink, less salmon-colour and without lilac-blue tinge ; lower abdomen powerfully washed picket blue ; upper peck is loss, lower beak is black ; slenderly larger. Female as male, but upper and lower beak are black. | Length: 36 curium ( 14 ins ), wing length 168 – 185 millimeter ( 6.5 -7 ins )

Species: Scientific : Psittacula alexandri cala aka Palaeornis alexandri cala … english : Simeuluean Moustached Parakeet … dutch : Simeulue Roseborstparkiet german : Simeulue Bartsittich | CITES II – Endangered Species

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