Rose-ringed parakeet

If you ever forget the tune of a song, don’t worry; this bird has your back

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The Rose-ringed parakeet, also known as the Ring-necked parakeet, is a charismatic and colorful bird native to parts of Africa and South Asia. Its distinguishing feature is the red and black ring around its neck, which contrasts beautifully with its vibrant green plumage.

These parakeets are known for their complex social structures and breeding behaviors. Mated pairs form strong bonds and work together to raise their young. While the female is primarily responsible for incubating the eggs, both parents share the duties of feeding and caring for the chicks once they hatch. The parental duties of Rose-ringed parakeets are demanding, as the chicks rely on their parents for nourishment and protection for up to two years.

In terms of diet, Rose-ringed parakeets are herbivores with a diverse palate. They feed on a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, dates, berries, and seeds. However, their feeding habits can sometimes bring them into conflict with farmers, who may view them as pests due to crop damage.

Despite potential conflicts with farmers, Rose-ringed parakeets are beloved by bird enthusiasts and pet lovers alike. Their playful and intelligent nature makes them popular companions, and they are known for their ability to learn and mimic a wide range of sounds, earning them the title of “best impersonator” among parrot species.

In addition to their popularity as pets, Rose-ringed parakeets play important ecological roles in their native habitats. As seed dispersers, they help maintain the diversity of plant species by spreading seeds to new locations. Their presence also contributes to the overall biodiversity of the ecosystems they inhabit.

However, Rose-ringed parakeets face threats in some regions due to habitat loss, illegal trapping for the pet trade, and competition with native bird species.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2018
Austria
0
Official estimate
EX
2018
Extinct locally, Introduced
Bahrain
2018
Introduced
Bangladesh
2018
Belgium
10,800
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Benin
2018
Bhutan
2018
Burkina Faso
2018
Cameroon
2018
Cabo Verde
2018
Non-Breeding
Central African Republic
2018
Chad
2018
China
2018
Cuba
2018
Introduced
Côte D’ivoire
2018
Djibouti
2018
Egypt
2018
Introduced
Eritrea
2018
Ethiopia
2018
France
7,250
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Gambia
2018
Germany
10,960
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Ghana
2018
Guinea-Bissau
2018
Guinea
2018
Hong Kong
2018
Introduced
India
2018
Iran
2018
Introduced
Iraq
2018
Introduced
Israel
2018
Introduced
Italy
9,170
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Japan
2018
Introduced
Jordan
2018
Introduced
Kenya
2018
Introduced
Kuwait
2018
Introduced
Lebanon
2018
Introduced
Liberia
2018
Macao
2018
Introduced
Maldives
2018
Introduced
Mali
2018
Mauritania
2018
Mauritius
2018
Introduced
Myanmar
2018
Nepal
2018
Netherlands
20,000
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Niger
2018
Nigeria
2018
Oman
2018
Introduced
Pakistan
2018
Portugal
800
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Puerto Rico
2018
Introduced
Qatar
2018
Introduced
Saudi Arabia
2018
Introduced
Senegal
2018
Sierra Leone
2018
Singapore
2018
Introduced
Slovenia
2018
Introduced
Somalia
2018
Non-Breeding
South Africa
2018
Introduced
South Sudan
2018
Spain
3,000
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
Sri Lanka
2018
Sudan
2018
Syria
2018
Introduced
Togo
2018
Turkey
1,040
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
United Arab Emirates
2018
Introduced
Uganda
2018
United Kingdom
31,100
Official estimate
LC
2018
Introduced
United States
2018
Introduced
Venezuela
2018
Introduced
Vietnam
2018
Yemen
2018
Introduced

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No