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Grey-headed parakeet

In Thai: นกกะลิง, nok kaling

Binomial name: Psittacula finschii, Allan Octavian Hume, 1874

The grey-headed parakeet (Psittacula finschii) is closely related to the slaty-headed parakeet which together form a super-species. It occurs from the north-eastern states of India, into Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

The binomial of this bird commemorates the German naturalist and explorer Otto Finsch.

Its face is grey/green, and the rest of its head is dull green with faint pale green band below cheeks to hindcrown and its wing are patch absent and has a short tail.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittaculidae
Genus
Psittacula
Species
Psittacula finschii

Common names

  • Thai: นกกะลิง, nok kaling

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Grey-headed parakeet, Psittacula finschii in Thailand
Range map of Psittacula finschii in Thailand