James Tann‘s image shows a Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) eating African Tulip (Spathodea campanulata) seeds.
Other seeds eaten include those of Rose of India (Lagerstroemia speciosa), Simpoh Air (Dillenia suffruticosa), Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum), Mango (Mangifera indica), Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) and many others.
Although parakeets and parrots in general eat mainly seeds, they also take flower nectar and leaves. This parakeet has earlier been documented eating the flowering buds of African Tulip to get at the nectar LINK and HERE.
4th February 2018
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