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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Rose-Ringed Parrot

The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a gregarious tropical -rose Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range.The rose ringed parakeet is sexually dimorphic The adult male sports a red or black neck ring and the hen and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck rings Both sexes have a distinctive green color Rose-ringed parakeets measure on average 40 cm 16 in in length, including the tail feathers, a large portion of their total length. Their average single-wing length is about 15–17.5 cm (5.9–6.9 in). In the wild, this is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call. It is herbivorous and not migratory.One of the few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in disturbed habitats, it has withstood the onslaught of urbanization and deforestation. As a
popular pet species, escaped birds have colonist a number of cities around the world.