Forested areas to 2,000 m; prefers forest edges and clearings.
Common in localities.
In pairs or small groups outside breeding season; approachable when feeding during
morning in treetops; often associates with Brahminy Mynahs (Sturnus pagodarum)
when feeding on fruits of kanda tree; becomes restless and noisy after feeding;
forages again in evening; moves around aimlessly and noisily before flying to
roosting trees; flight swift and direct;
Aucous chattering call when in flight.
diet: Seeds, fruits, berries, flowers, nectar and leaf
buds foraged in trees.
Breeding season from January to May, often repeated from July to September; nests
in hollow tree trunks or branches; mostly at considerable height; nest lined with
tiny pieces of bark or wood-dust, clutch 3 to 4 eggs; egg measures 24.7 x 19.3
Medium-noisy parakeet; initially shy, later confiding; not especially hard chewer;
susceptible during acclimatisation.
Outside flight 4 x 1 x 2 m with adjoining indorr area;
minimum temperature 5°C; not less than 20°C during acclimatisation.
Seed mix of buckwheat, sunflower, safflower, various millets, canary grass seed,
oats and hemp; millet spray (also sprouted); plenty of fruit, greenfood and vegetables;
eggfood and bsicuit for rearing.
3 - 4 eggs.
Rare; very limited breeding; breeding begins in May;
clutch 3 to 4 eggs; inlubation 21 days; fledging period 7 weeks; sexually mature
at 2 years.