Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) my LIFER during Raya Holiday


Burung Bayan Nuri
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Male at Temerloh Malaysia
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) ~ Male in commanding position

Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Mating at Temerloh MalaysiaChasing the Common Myna away

 Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Mating at Temerloh MalaysiaMale looking at Female

Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Mating at Temerloh MalaysiaCourting ritual
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Mating at Temerloh MalaysiaLong-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)Mating at Temerloh MalaysiaFinally the kiss

The same ritual as observe by Yen Loong Lean
“The male bird, standing in front of the female bird would turn its head around rapidly (about 4 to 8 turns), then they would engaged in a passionate kiss for about 3 seconds (as in the attached pic). After pausing for a few seconds, the whole procedure would be repeated several times before they flew off”

click here for another example of same species (from Oriental Bird Club)

Local name: Bayan Nuri, Malayan Red-cheeked Parakeet

Habitat Forests, forest edge, wooded areas
Size (cm) 41

7 comments

  1. Tok moh .. kat mana you dapat tangkap the love birds tu? Don\’t tell me it\’s your backyard!!!

  2. Thanks ALL for your comments,Joe,Mustached Parakets = \’Psittacula alexandri fasciata\’, mine is \’Psittacula longicauda\’.So same genus. Body look the same but the face colour is different.The alexendari with heavy black patches on the lower cheeks hence named \’mustached\’The longicauda face is red in colour.Zlynad,This birds also from backyard, not mine but mother-in-law\’s.

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