Indo-Burmese Alexandrine Parakeet - Psittacula e. avensis. The top of the head is a more yellowish green with a blue tinge restricted to the cheek area. The blue is absent from the nape. The band to the nape is pinker and much narrower. Their origin is Burma, Cachar district in Assam to Amherst.
Laos Alexandrine Parakeet - Psittacula e. siamensis. Similar to eupatria, with the back of the head and nape a washed pale blue, which can extend to the crown in some specimans; the cheeks are a yellowish-green, the band to the nape is pinker and narrow. The shoulder patch is slighty smaller and a deeper red. The skin of the feet are yellowish. This is the smallest sub-species at 22 inches. Their origin is Cambodis, Laos, northern and western Thailand and Vietnam.
Origin: India, Bangladesh, Burma, Andaman Islands ( Bay of Bengal ), Nepal, Pakistan, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Assam, Kampuchea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Habitat: These very intelligent birds live in small groups during the day and flock together in the evening in very large groups consisting of hundreds or more to spend the night in palm trees, separating again in the morning. Once a group has been formed, they generally remain together. The birds gnaw out their own nests in the trees of their choice.
Captivity: Sexual maturity is at 3 years. The female can lay anywhere from 2 - 6 eggs per clutch. They can double clutch in a breeding season. Breeding success can easily be achieved as long as they are housed in a roomy aviary, one pair per cage. The nest box should be at least 12" x 12" x 30", entrance 4.5 inches in diameter. Incubation time is about 26 days. After 7 or so weeks, the young leave the nest.