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Rose-ringed Parakeet

(Psittacula krameri)
Alternate name(s): "Ring-necked Parakeet"
Size: 37-43 cm (incl. tail 18-23 cm)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rose-ringed Parakeet at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

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Race "manillensis"(?)

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of a male Rose-ringed Parakeet in a palm tree
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Dorsal view of a male Rose-ringed Parakeet, as it takes a good look at the curious photographer
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Rose-ringed Parakeet; note the extreme length of the tail, which may be required to counterbalance the equally impressive bill
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Dorsal view of a pair of Rose-ringed Parakeets, with the male above and the female below
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Female Rose-ringed Parakeet in flight
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

Why sit upright? This is much better for a low centre of gravity! Some Rose-ringed Parakeet acrobatics...
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Fledgling Rose-ringed Parakeet waiting patiently in a tree to be fed; note the not yet fully grown bill
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Food, Diet

Like all parrots, Rose-ringed Parakeets are strictly vegetarian; they feed on fruit, nectar and seeds.

On the Campus of Sultan Qaboos University Rose-ringed Parakeets find plenty of food
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

Here a different source of food for Rose-ringed Parakeets
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

There is water too at SQU ...
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

ringpar_20140424.mp3 manillensis? Contact calls?
(in captivity)
© MD

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