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Alexanderine Parakeet

The Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria) is a member of the psittaciformes order and of the psittacines family. The species is named after Alexander the Great, who is credited with the exporting of numerous specimens of this bird from Punjab into various European & Mediterranean countries and regions, where they were considered prized possessions for the nobles and royalty

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Taken on June 13, 2009