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Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri   - Behaviour
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Photographer : © Shyam Ghate
Location :Yala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Date : 7 March 2020
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 :In an unusual sight, I found this Parakeet female seeming to cosy up to a Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica. It was occasionally pulling its head away and then leaning back again on the duck. - SG

Foreshortening may have made the two birds appear to be closer to each other than they actually were. - Ed

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