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Rose-Ringed Parakeet

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Rose-Ringed Parakeet

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

South and Southeast Asia. It lives in wet and dry forests, but also in agricultural areas and plantations. Species artificially introduced in Iran, Turkey,
United Arab Emirates and Yemen. It is observed in the cities of Europe: Amsterdam, London. Broods of this species have also occured in Poland.

BEHAVIOUR

Apart from the breeding season, they are very social, they form flocks of up to several thousand birds. They nest together, often with other species of birds.

DIET

A parrot’s food is mainly seeds, flowers, buds, nectar and fruit.

REPRODUCTION

They nest in natural hollows, rock crevices and on buildings. The female lays 3-4 eggs, a record 6.

GOOD TO KNOW

Many color varieties have been bred. In herds, this parrot can be noisy. Life expectancy is up to 34 years.

  • Latin name: Alexandrinus krameri
  • IUCN Red List – LC – least concern

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