Rose-Ringed Parakeet

Rose Ringed Parakeet is a medium-sized parrot which is also known as ring-necked parakeet. It belongs to the family Psittaculidae under order Psittaciformes.  They are found in Africa and Indian subcontinent.

Systematic Position

Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: Psittacula krameri

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Habit and habitat

They move in small or often large flocks. They usually enter the crop field or fruit garden in the early morning. After collecting food all day, they return to their living areas at evening. They usually hide in green dense deciduous trees. They are seen spending the night on top of coconut trees. During the breeding season, the members involved in breeding spread to different areas and then nest in the hollows of the trees and raise the young. Then with the new generation comes back to the previous habitat.
They shout while flying. At this time other birds in groups call them and go out in search of food. They eat a variety of fruits, buds, vegetables, berries, and nuts from the garden. They also eat different types of seeds.

Physical Structure

The body of a Rose Ringed Parakeet with a tail is 18.5 inches long. They can live between 25 and 30 years or more in wild condition. They have slender bodies of green color. Their lips are short, heavy and curved like barbs and red in color. The neck of the male bird is orange and pink and black. The female bird has a green chain around its neck.

Reproduction


Rose Ringed Parakeet breeds between April and January. They usually nest in holes in various trees or in the holes of old buildings or broken temples. They use tree holes to nest like the English letter L. The female lays 3-5 eggs at home. Together, the male and the female renovated tree holes and made a home. Observations show that both males and females use the eggs to hatch their babies and participate in the rearing of newborns equally.

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