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rose ringed parakeet

Psittacula krameri


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. The Rose-ringed parakeet is sexually dimorphic. The adult male sports a red 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


Lots of these in and around London. Plenty occupy my local park but are always elusive and keep high off the ground. I discovered a hole in a tree that this pair seem to be nesting in so managed to catch a shot of them together sitting on a branch near the entrance. I will be back to get some more shots.

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El Capitana
El Capitana 12 years ago

Thanks Laura!

rutasandinas 12 years ago


LauraMaria 12 years ago

Wow, great photo Dave! Gemma, the parakeets that have become naturalised in England are the descendants of escaped pets :) British winters were mild enough for them to stay alive and establish themselves!

El Capitana
El Capitana 12 years ago

Love birds! :) how did they come to be in London? Somebody told me once but i'v forgotten

KarenL 12 years ago

Very nice!

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London Borough of Bromley, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jan 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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