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Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri borealis   - Courtship feeding
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Photographer : © Joseph Morlan
Location :Ashok Country Resort, Kapashera, New Delhi, India
Date : 8 February 2016
English synonyms:Ring-necked Parakeet, Ringnecked Parakeet, Green Long-tailed Parakeet, Green Parakeet, Long-tailed Parakeet, Northern Rose-ringed Parakeet (borealis)
Bird Family :Psittacidae - Parrots, parakeets, lories, lorikeets, cockatoos, corellas, guaiabero & racquet-tails
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We were pleased to witness these attractive parakeets engaged in courtship feeding. Here the male with the black and pink neck band is feeding the female (fainter neck band and shorter tail). These parakeets are common throughout most of India and we saw them daily in the lowlands. In agricultural areas they are not particularly welcome as they can become a serious pest foraging on grain and fruit. They are aggressive defenders of their nests and recently they have been documenting attacking and even killing Black Rats (Hernández-Brito 2014). - JM

Hernández-Brito D, Luna A, Carrete M, Tella JL (2014) Alien rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri) attack black rats (Rattus rattus) sometimes resulting in death. Hystrix Ital J Mammal 25:121–123.http://www.italian-journal-of-mammalogy.it/article/view/10992/pdf

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