Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Range:

North Africa to the far East.

Habitat:

A wide variety of forest, scrub, and grasslands.

Characteristics:

General plumage green, yellowish on under wing-coverts and lower underparts, black chin and broad black stripes across lower cheeks, rose-pink collar encircling hindneck (except on females and young); tail-feathers bluish tipped with yellowish-green; eyes pale yellow and legs greenish-grey.

Rose-ringed Parakeet
Behavior:

Typically noisy and unmusical birds, involving an enormous variety of calls. Usually seen in small flocks. They are fearless birds always attracting attention by their constant screeching.

Reproduction:

Rose-ringed parakeets form pairs from September to December. They do not have life mates and often breed with another partner during the following breeding season.

Generally nest in a tree-hollow. 1-12 white eggs (0.5-2 inches) are laid and incubated by the female for 17-35 days. The young remain in the nest for 21-70 days.

Interesting Facts:

The rose-ringed parakeet has established feral populations in India and a number of European cities. There are stable populations in Florida and California, United States. Small populations are also found in Tehran, Iran.

Rose-ringed Parakeet
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Range
Class: birds
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: krameri
Length: 16 inches
Average Lifespan: 25-30 years
Wild Diet: Plant matter, fruits, buds, shoots, seeds and some invertebrates.
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed
Where at the Zoo? Small Animal Building: Rainforest


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