Close this search box.


Derbyan Parakeet

Psittacula derbiana

One of the most cold-resistant parrots, their enormous beaks are adapted for ripping pinecones apart. Living in a small range of evergreen forests in the Himalayas, these birds were named in honor of the 13th Earl of Derby. Clutches of two to four eggs are laid in tree cavities yearly. Popularity as a cage-bird has led to a decrease in the already small population.


Found At



Explore more Animals

Malacochersus tornieri This small, flat tortoise does not withdraw into its shell when disturbed; it seeks the nearest rocky outcropping. Wedging itself firmly into…
Dinemellia dinemelli They are often found near herds of cape buffalo, hunting insects the buffalo stir up. At nine inches, this is a very…
Dendrobates leucomelas Though not as toxic as other poison dart frogs, this species is one of the largest and loudest of its kind. Despite…

My Zoo Visit

Drag & Drop to Reorder