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Rose-ringed Parakeet

Roseate Spoonbill
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

About the Rose-ringed Parakeet

Also known as: Indian Ringneck Parakeet (IRN), Ringneck Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parrot

The Rose-ringed Parakeet is a gregarious tropical parakeet species. They don't migrate and 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.

Four subspecies are recognized, though they do not differ much:

  • African Rose-ringed Parakeet (West Africa in Guinea, Senegal and southern Mauretania, east to Western Uganda and Southern Sudan);
  • Abyssinian Rose-ringed Parakeet (Northwest Somalia, west across northern Ethiopia to Sennar district, Sudan);
  • Indian Rose-ringed Parakeet (Originated from the southern Indian subcontinent; introduced populations worldwide);
  • Neumann's Rose-ringed Parakeet (east Pakistan, northern India and Nepal to central Burma; introduced populations worldwide in localities)

The Rose-ringed Parakeet has established feral populations in India, a number of European cities, South Africa and Japan. There are also stable populations in the USA in Florida and California, and a small but self-sustaining population Tehran, Iran, mostly concentrated in the northern parts of city.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Psittacula krameri
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Psittacula
  • P. krameri
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 May 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
16 inches
Range South Asia West Africa Central Africa East Africa

International Names

  • 红领绿鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Alexandr Malý (Czech)
  • Alexanderparakit (Danish)
  • Halsbandparkiet (Dutch)
  • Kauluskaija (Finnish)
  • Perruche à Collier (French)
  • Halsbandsittich (German)
  • Parrocchetto dal Collare (Italian)
  • ホンセイインコ (Honseiinko) (Japanese)
  • Halsbåndparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Aleksandretta Obrożna (Polish)
  • Ожереловый попугай (Russian)
  • Cotorra de Kramer (Spanish)
  • Halsbandsparakit (Swedish)

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