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Halsbandparkiet Psittacula krameri Roseringed Parakeet


This bird is becoming very common around here, but I've never seen it in my garden.....until just now! (Best viewed in full size!)

The Rose-ringed Parakeet, also known as the Ring-necked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical Afro-Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range.
Rose-ringed parakeets are popular as pets.
This non-migrating species is one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in 'disturbed habitats', and in that way withstood the onslaught of urbanisation and deforestation. In the wild, this is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call.
In the wild, Rose-ringed parakeets usually feed on buds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and seeds. Wild flocks also fly several miles to forage in farmlands and orchards causing extensive damage.
They also breed during winter unlike most other South Asian birds.
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Apr 10 2012 19:45 GMT hans55 PRO
escaped somewhere ?? ...a very nice picture !!
Apr 10 2012 20:08 GMT MissElli
It started with one escaped couple.......and now there are thousands flying around! They are scaring away all the birds that belong here...
Apr 10 2012 20:58 GMT saffi9
great find so interesting
Apr 10 2012 21:10 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic shot Elli, what a story....:-))
May 25 2012 16:51 GMT marijke06