Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love Birds - Rose Ringed Parakeets

A common bird in India, the rose ringed parakeet is a gregarious bird which is often kept as a pet. An extremely noisy bird, it has adapted itself to urbanisation and deforestation that is taking place all around.
The rose ringed parakeet is sexually dimorphic - the adult male showing a black and pink band around the neck while the female and young adults show no ring around the neck.
It's Valentines Day and these Gold Ring Parakeets truly represent the spirit of this day.
Facts :
Scientific Name : Psittacula krameri
Distribution : 4 subspecies , 2 from Asia and 2 from Africa
Diet : Feed on fruits, berries, nuts and vegetables

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