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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|