Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet

The Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri manillensis) is a medium-sized tropical bird in the parrot family. It is also known as the Ring-Necked Parakeet. 

The Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet has mainly green feathers with an orange-red beak. It has darker green feathers on its back and lighter green feathers on its lower belly. Males have a rose-pink or black ring around its neck. Females have no neck ring. It has grey eye-rings and grey legs.

Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)

It grows to about 40 centimetres (16 inches).

Both male and female Rose-Ringed Parrots have the ability to mimic human speech.

The Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet is native to Africa and Asia, and has spread to pockets of populations in Europe. 

It is herbivorous, feeding on fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables.

Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeets form pairs and select their nest site in the hollow of a tree. Both parents care for the eggs and the chicks. Females lay 4-6 eggs, which hatch after about 23-24 days. Chicks are ready to leave the nest after about seven weeks.

It can live, on average, for 25-30 years.

Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)


Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)
Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)
Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)
Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)
Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (female)
Indian Rose-Ringed Parakeet (male)

[Location of photographs: Paris, France]

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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