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Rose-ringed parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Description:

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 colour. 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.

Habitat:

Spotted inside IIM Trichy campus, Tamilnadu.

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Nidhin Basheer
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Nidhin Basheer

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 14, 2016
Submitted on Dec 14, 2016

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