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Rose-ringed Parakeet


Rose-ringed Parakeet
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Copyright: Srinivasa Prasath (lsprasath) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 3 N: 39] (219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-13 7:28
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Points: 6
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Rose-ringed Parakeet (Male & female - Foreplay)

This is a follow-up post to my earlier post of Rose-ringed Parakeet (courtship)

The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that is popular as a pet.

Identity -

As is the case with all Psittacula (Afro-Asian Ringnecked 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 birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck-rings and light (lighter coloured than surroundings) nape-bands.

Size -

Rose-ringed Parakeets measure on average 40 cm (16 inches) long including the tail feathers. Its average single wing length is about 1517.5 cm (6-7 inches). The tail accounts for a large portion of their total length.

Diet -

Rose-ringed Parakeets usually feed on buds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and seeds. They have been found to feed extensively on pigeon pea during winter in India.

In some parts of South Asia from where the Rose-ringed Parakeets originated, populations of these birds are decreasing due to trapping for the pet trade. Despite some people's attempts to revive their population by freeing these birds from local markets, the Rose-ringed Parakeet's population has dropped drastically in many areas of the Indian subcontinent.

Scientific classification -

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: P. krameri

Location: Hyderabad.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2009-04-13 7:46]

Hi Srinivasa

nice couple parrot capture...
they're at a very good mood.. :)
nice colors, sharpness and POV

Taba

Well all I can say its an excellent snap.... :)

Sowndarya

Ciao Srinivasa, beautiful couple in lovely pose, great composition with splendid light and colors, wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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