Layard’s Parakeet has blue grey head and mantle, emerald green collar and green underparts. Has a short blue tail with yellowish tip.  Bill of the male is coral red while the duller female has it blackish.  A rather uncommon parakeet which mainly inhabits forested areas of the wet zone.  Smaller numbers occur in the drier parts of the hills (on the eastern slopes) and adjacent foothills.  Usually live in pairs and sometimes in small flocks.