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Princess of Wales Parakeet - Australian Polytelis Alexandrae Bird

Princess of Wales Parakeet Australian

Notable traits of the Princess of Wales Parakeet Bird: Australian (Polytelis Alexandrae)
Latin Name: Polytelis Alexandrae
Common Name: Princess of Wales Parakeet
Description: Olive-green; crown and nape slightly bluish; forehead, throat and cheeks pinkish-red; breast and abdomen bluish-green; upper tail-coverts and rump violet-blue; under tail-coverts olive-yellow; back and wings pale olive-green; wing-coverts bright yellowish-green; third primary with elongated spatule tip to feather; tail underside blackish with pinkish-red inner webs; bill reddish; skin to narrow periophthalmic ring grey; iris orange; feet grey.
Gender Determination: Female with paler crown and greyishblue upper tailcoverts third primary without elongated tip wingcoverts more greenish tail on average shorter
Length: 40 cm (15.5 ins)
Average Lifespan: 25 years
Average Weight: 110-120 grams
Diet: Mix of canary seed, various millets and weed seeds, oats, wheat and a little sunflower; various fruit and vegetables, particularly apple and carrot; rose-hips; greenfood (chickweed, dandelion etc)
Housing: 24 x 24 x 42. Their long tails must be taken into account when selecting a cage.
Loudness: Generally quiet, though occasionally and briefly loud
Talking Ability: Moderate
Notes: Good whistlers. Very docile and gentle birds.
Breeding Notes: Breeding season from September to December; probably also at other times when rain falls; in courtship display male adopts upright position with raised head feathers, nodding head, open wings and spread tail running to and fro before female with pupils dilating and contracting; nest in high tree holes or hollow branches of eucalyptus trees along rivers; nest lined with small pieces of rotten wood; up to 10 pairs will breed in one tree; female broods alone; egg measures 27.4 x 22.2 mm (1.08 x 0.87 ins).
Mutations: Blue Yellow White
Age of Maturity: 2
Breeding Life: 18
Nest: 8 x 16 L-Box
Breeding Aviculture: Common
Average Clutch Size: 4 to 6
Habitat: Interior of central and west Australia
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