Species Factsheet

Psittacula krameri

Details

Complete name: Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769)
Taxonomy: Aves » Chordata » Aves » Psittaciformes » Psittacidae » Psittacula krameri
Authors: Assaf Shwartz and Susan Shirley
Last updated: February 21st, 2007

Common Names

Rose-ringed parakeet.

Synonyms

Psittacula krameri

Short Description

This pale yellow-green parakeet with a distinguishing long tail lives in tropical and subtropical lightly wooded habitats feeding mainly on seeds, fruit, flowers and nectar. Males have a black and rose-red ring encircling their throat.