Parakeet, Rose-ringed


Name: Parakeet, Rose-ringed

Scientific name: Psittacula krameri

Type: Parakeet

Color: Green

Habitat: Cities

Size: 29cm

Conservation status:

Imported and can breed locally


Large green parakeet with long, graduated, pointed tail and short, deeply hooked red bill. In male, black throat continues round neck as a narrow rosy ring, absent in female and juvenile where throat green and bill horn-coloured. The larger Alexandrine has red shoulder-patch, absent in Rose-ringed. Flight swift, fast and direct but flocks may change direction rather suddenly.

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