Alexandrine Parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet


Don’t you just have to know this cutie’s name? Well its Henry, and he is just waiting for you to give him that forever home he is looking for. Henry is the life of the party and will keep you smiling. He is a true cutie. This handsome baby boy will be sure to come home to you happy, healthy, and ready to play. He will be up to date on his vaccinations and vet checks. Don’t let this little boy get away. He will be sure to make that perfect addition that you and your loving family have been looking for. Buy parakeet parrot online

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Alexandrine Parakeet Parrot

The Alexandrine parakeet (Psittacula eupatria), also known as the Alexandrine parrot, is a medium-sized parrot in the genus Psittacula of the family Psittaculidae. It is named after Alexander the Great, who transported numerous birds from Punjab to various European and Mediterranean countries and regions, where they were prized by the royalty, nobility and warlords. The Alexandrine parakeet has established feral populations in Iraq, Kuwait Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran where it lives alongside feral populations of its close relative, the rose-ringed parakeet. The Alexandrine parakeet was first described by French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson as Psittaca Ginginiana or "La Perruche de Gingi" (The Gingi's Parakeet) in 1760; after the town of Gingee in southeastern India, which was a French outpost then. The birds may, however, merely have been held in captivity there. Carl Linnaeus redescribed the Alexandrine parakeet in 1766 as Psittacus eupatria.
Painting of an Alexandrine parakeet made between 1770 and 1786.
The genus name Psittacula is a diminutive of the Latin word psittacus meaning "parrot", and the specific name eupatria is derived from the Ancient Greek words eu- meaning "well" and patriá meaning "descent". In 2019, a genetic study revived the genus Palaeornis, formerly viewed as a synonym of the current genus Psittacula. Some organisations, including the IUCN, have accepted the new taxonomy.  If this were to be taken into account, this could mean that the Alexandine parakeet is the only living member of the now-revived genus. Alexandrine Parakeet Parrot


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