The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that has an extremely large range. Since the trend of the population appears to be
increasing, the species has been evaluated as Least Concern by IUCN in 2009.
Rose-ringed parakeets are popular as pets. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.
This non-migrating species is one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in 'disturbed habitats', and in that way withstood the onslaught of urbanisation and deforestation. In the wild, this is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call.
Rose-ringed parakeets measure on average 40 cm (16 in) in length including the tail feathers. Their average single wing length is about 15–17.5 cm (5.9–6.9 in). The tail accounts for a large portion of their total length. African subspecies are slender in bodies but usually display longer tail feathers, and more so in mature male specimens than Asian subspecies, which are typically stockier in bodies. The former usually display darker, brownish-red upper mandibles, while the latter always display bright-red upper-mandibles.
As is the case with all Afro-Asian Ringnecked parakeet species, the Rose-ringed parakeet is sexually dimorphic. The adult male sports a black neck-ring and pink nape-band while the hen and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck-rings, and nape-bands that are lighter coloured than the surroundings.
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BluSimo (9392) 2011-05-12 12:24
ti sei sdraiato per fare questo scatto? :-) lui non è che ti stia guardando proprio con grande fiducia, e questo mi fa sorridere. interessante il focus selettivo, con questa posizione così frontale e la luce radente se ne esce bello impettito che è una meraviglia:-)foto bella e simpatica.
ciao, buona serata
siudzi (24689) 2011-05-12 13:19
Wow! What a fine shot of this beautiful bird! You achieved amazing sharpness here. Excellent quality and your point of view. Congrats!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-10-25 13:36
Where in the world did you see this pretty little bird. I lived in India for 18 years since my birth and visit once in 4 years, but never came across such a cute parakeet. Love the red beak and the way it is looking. Good capture,
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (16423)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 70/200 F2.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-12 12:15