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Rose-ringed Parakeet


North Africa to the far East.


A wide variety of forest, scrub, and grasslands.


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.

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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.


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.

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Rose-ringed Parakeet
Class: aves
Genus: Psittacula
Species: krameri
Length: 20-35 inches
Average Lifespan: 15
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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