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Rose-ringed parakeet

Rose-ringed parakeet
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Copyright: Petra van der Linden (lovebirds) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (85)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-04 8:48
Viewed: 3559
Points: 10
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Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula kramen), also known as the Ring-necked 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 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 specimens than Asian species, 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 which all Afro-Asian Ring-necked 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 bird of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow like pale to dark gray neck rings, and nape-bands that are lighter colored than the surroundings.

Feral birds

In the Netherlands, the feral population in the four largest urban areas has been estimated at more than 10.000 birds, more than double the number of birds estimated in 2004

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-04-04 11:55]

Hello Petra,
What a beautiful view of this lovely Parakeet among the spring blossoms! Excellent sharpness and colours and a lovely composition.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

hello Petra
great capture of this Parakeet in a very beautiful surroundings, perfect sharpness,
very nice POV from the underside of the bird, excellent DOF
Have a good night

Hi Petra,

Very good timing here Petra, fabulous colours with fine detail, lovely sharpness and well done,
Congratulations, and TFS,
Best Regards,


Hallo Petra,
a very beautiful capture of this exotic bird, wich occurs many European cities, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, splendid lighting in a very pleasant composition
Best regards

Ciao Petra, beautiful spring composition with lovely parrot and nice flowers, great blurry BG, splendid light, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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