IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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"On the whole, the Blossom-headed Parakeet prefers better wooded country than its Rose-ringed cousin. It is usually seen in small parties, but the birds will sometimes collect in immense flocks and commit serious depredations on ripening crops, especially in cultivation in clearings about outlying forest villages. Their flight is very swift and flocks on the wing turn and twist their way through the stems of forest trees with astonishing agility and orderliness, uttering a shrill, interrogative tooi or tooi-tooi ? as they dash along. This distinctive call, coupled with the yellow tail-tip which is conspicuous in flight, makes their identity unmistakable. Besides grain and fruit, they eat a large quantity of flower nectar whenever available, but are destructive in their methods of obtaining it and consequently of no service in cross-fertilisation."


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