Re: Definition of Alexandrine on Mar 20 2009, at 00:17 in Definition of Alexandrine
Alexandrine is also a name for the Afro-Asian Alexandrine's parrot (Psittacula eupatria). Originating from India, pressure to cater to the demands of the pet trade have caused a drastic decline in this species. It is illegal to trade in Alexandrine Parakeets in India and yet these birds are sold in broad daylight in urban bird markets, suggesting that the Indian government is allocating insufficient resources towards the protection of this beautiful species.
By the way the picture below is named "Dewey" who is very playful and can be very talkative, and a superb imitator.