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Rose-Ringed Parakeet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: Psittacula krameri

The rose-ringed parakeet (psittacula krameri), also known as ringnecked parakeet or ringneck, is an Asian species of parrot.

Description Edit

The plumage color is green. The adult male sports a pink and black neck ring and the female and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck rings. The rose-ringed parakeet measures about 40 cm in lenght, including the tail, which is very long.

Distribution and HabitatEdit

This parrot comes from South-East Asia, where it learned to live in a disturbed habitat. Its forest habitat is endangered by urbanization and deforestation, but this species is not considered endangered. The rose-ringed parakeet is very popular as pet, due to its intelligence and to its playful behavior. Some individuals excaped from captivity have reproduced in urban and suburban parks and gardens in American and European cities.

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