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Rose Ringed Parakeet

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The Rose ringed Parakeet with the scientific name of Psittacula krameri


is also known as the Ring necked Parakeet and is one of the gregarious tropical Asian parrot species which has been seen in an extremely large range.

It is also one of the popular pet parrots. The quick classification of the Ring necked Parakeet is as below,

 Kingdom   Animalia 
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Order   Psittaciformes 
 Family   Psittacidae 
 Genus   Psittacula 
 Species   Psittacula krameri 

Physical Characteristics:

The Rose ringed Parakeet is a small parrot which has green colored body. The length of this bird is 40 cm (16 in) including its tail. Its tail covers large portion of its total length. The average wing length of this bird is 15 to 17.5 cm (5.9 to 6.9 in). The life span of this long tailed bird is 50 years. The weight of the parrots is 2.25 to 3.5 lbs (65g to 1.6 kg). The height of the parrots is 3.5in to 49 in (8.7 to 100 cm).

The Parrots have very strong bills. So, they use this bill to climb trees. On an average, they live up to 25 to 30 years. Parrots come under the category of zygodactylous. The zygodactylous bird has four toes. The first and fourth toes are directed towards back ward and the second and third toes are pointed towards forward. We may differentiate male and female parakeets by using sexual dimorphism. The male rose ringed parakeets have black ring neck and pink band in the nape. This unique ring is absent in the female rose ringed parakeets.


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