Rose-ringed Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

Lories, Lovebirds, and Australasian Parrots (Psittaculidae)

Code 4

RRPA

Code 6

PSIKRA

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Rose-ringed Parakeet, also called the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a tropical bird that is also a popular pet. These birds are permanent residents, and have adapted to surviving in disturbed habitats that have succumbed to deforestation and urban growth. The Rose-ringed Parakeet’s diet consists largely of buds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and seeds. Food is found by foraging, and wild populations will find this food in farmlands and orchards, causing a wide variety of damage to the agriculture crops. This bird, unlike most southern Asia birds, will also breed during the winter. The conservation rating for the Rose-ringed Parakeet is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Rose-ringed Parakeet: This large green parakeet has a pale red ring around the neck, black moustache stripe, pale blue nape, red eye ring and bill, long slender green tail with blue central feathers, and gray legs and feet. Female lacks head markings, and shorter tail is all green. Feeds on buds, fruit, vegetables and seeds. Fairly high rapid flight.

 

Range and Habitat

Rose-ringed Parakeet: Most widespread parrot in the Old World, found across Africa, India, and southern Asia. Populations of escaped birds are established in Florida, southern California, and parts of the Caribbean. Found in nearly all types of lowland habitat from forests to farms, marshes and grasslands.

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Rose-ringed Parakeet SONGS AND CALLS

Rose-winged Parakeet U1

"Kreeh-kreeh-kreeh" calls given by a bird in flight.

Rose-ringed Parakeet A1

Calls from a large flock.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"Kee-ah"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Rose-ringed Parakeet is also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.
  • They are popular as pets and they have a long history in aviculture. The ancient Greeks kept the Indian subspecies P. krameri manillensis, and the ancient Romans kept the African subspecies P. krameri krameri.
  • This is one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in 'disturbed habitats', and in that way withstood the onslaught of urbanization and deforestation.
  • A group of parakeets is collectively known as a "chatter" and a "flock" of parakeets.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

RANGE MAP HAWAII

About this Hawaii Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Hawaiian island.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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Eye ringX
The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X