Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Least Concern

Known for their vibrant green plumage and the distinctive rose-coloured ring around the males' necks, Rose-ringed Parakeets are a common sight in both their native habitats of Africa and South Asia, and in many introduced regions worldwide. These social and lively birds, often found in flocks, add a splash of colour and a symphony of squawking to both urban and woodland areas.

Appearance and Identification

Primary Color

Green

Primary Color (female)

Green

Primary Color (juvenile)

Green

Secondary Colors

Pink, Blue, Yellow

Secondary Colors (female)

Blue, Yellow

Secondary Colors (juvenile)

Blue, Yellow

Secondary Colors (seasonal)

Wing Color

Green

Wing Color (female)

Green

Wing Color (juvenile)

Green

Beak Type

Hooked

Beak Color

Red

Beak Color (female)

Red

Beak Color (juvenile)

Red

Leg Color

Grey

Leg Color (female)

Grey

Leg Color (juvenile)

Grey

Distinctive Markings

Black and pink ring around the neck

Distinctive Markings (female)

No ring around the neck

Distinctive Markings (juvenile)

No ring around the neck

Tail Description

Long and pointed, mainly green

Tail Description (female)

Long and pointed, mainly green

Tail Description (juvenile)

Shorter and less pointed

Size Metrics

37cm to 43cm

Length

42cm to 48cm

Wingspan

95g to 143g

Weight

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Vocalization and Sounds

Primary Calls

Loud three-part 'kak-kak-kak'

Call Description

High pitched screeching and squawking

Alarm Calls

Rapid 'kak-kak-kak' when alarmed

Behavior and Social Structure

Daily Activities

Active throughout the day, roosts in large communal flocks at night

Social Habits

Very social, often seen in large flocks

Territorial Behavior

Territorial during breeding season, will defend nests aggressively

Migratory Patterns

Non-migratory

Interaction with Other Species

Generally peaceful towards other bird species, but may be aggressive towards other parakeets

Diet

Primary Diet

Seeds, Fruits, Nuts, Flowers

Feeding Habits

Forages in trees and on the ground

Feeding Times

Throughout the day

Prey Capture Method

Using its beak and feet

Diet Variations

Diet varies with seasonal availability of food

Special Dietary Needs (if any)

Requires a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and seeds

Nesting

Nesting Location

Holes in trees or buildings

Nest Construction

A simple cavity, no additional materials used

Breeding Season

January to July in UK, December to May in West Africa, varies in other locations

Egg Appearance

Whitish and round

Egg Size

3cm x 2.5cm

Clutch Characteristics

3-7 eggs, mainly 3-4

Incubation Period

22 days

Fledgling Period

7 weeks

Parental Care

Both parents care for the young

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Native to Africa and South Asia, introduced to many other parts of the world

Habitat Description

Woodlands, savannas, and urban areas

Elevation Range

Up to 2000m

Migration Patterns

Non-migratory

Biome

Urban, Forest

Climate zones

Temperate, Tropical

Distribution Map

Please note, this range and distribution map is a high-level overview, and doesn't break down into specific regions and areas of the countries.

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