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Psittacula alexandri fasciata

Basic information
Scientific name Psittacula alexandri fasciata

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Common names Red-breasted parakeet, Indian moustached parakeet, Moustached parakeet
Higher taxon Psittacidae, Psittaciformes, Aves
Natural range S continental China, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, N India.
Habitat Urban area with many trees.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Reproduction in Tokyo and occurrence in Kanagawa Prefs. are recorded. Range in Japan
Date Appeared in 1961 to 1981 around Tokyo.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native birds and potential host of psittacosis.
Affected organism: Native birds (competition), mammals and birds (psittacosis)
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries No
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Fukushi (2005) Advances on psittacosis. Modern Media. 51(7), 149-159 (in Jpn)
  • Juniper & Parr (1998) Parrots. Pica Press, East Sussex.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kuroda (1968) Psittacidae of the World. Ornithol Soc Jpn, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-07)
  • etc.