Rose-ringed Parakeet: Large, green parakeet with pale red ring around neck, black moustache stripe, pale blue nape, red eye-ring and bill. Tail is long, slender, green with blue central feathers. Legs and feet are gray. Established in Miami. Feeds on buds, fruit, vegetables, nuts, berries and seeds.
Range and Habitat
Rose-ringed Parakeet: Most widespread parrot in the Old World, found across Africa, India, and south Asia. Populations of escaped birds are established in Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. Found in nearly all types of lowland habitat from forests to farms, marshes and grasslands.
The Rose-ringed Parakeet is also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet.
Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.
They are popular as pets and they have a long history in aviculture. The ancient Greeks kept the Indian subspecies P. krameri manillensis, and the ancient Romans kept the African subspecies P. krameri krameri.
This is one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in 'disturbed habitats', and in that way withstood the onslaught of urbanization and deforestation.
A group of parakeets is collectively known as a "chatter" and a "flock" of parakeets.
The Rose-ringed Parakeet, also called the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a tropical bird that is also a popular pet. These birds are permanent residents, and have adapted to surviving in disturbed habitats that have succumbed to deforestation and urban growth. The Rose-ringed Parakeet’s diet consists largely of buds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and seeds. Food is found by foraging, and wild populations will find this food in farmlands and orchards, causing a wide variety of damage to the agriculture crops. This bird, unlike most southern Asia birds, will also breed during the winter. The conservation rating for the Rose-ringed Parakeet is Least Concern.