Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday 243 - Rose-ringed Parakeet

The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) was a vocal and common resident of the Lodi Gardens in New Delhi.  This bird is very wide spread in Asia and Africa and it is the only naturalised parrot in the UK.  This seems to suggest that it is an adaptable bird!

This species is about 40cm long.  While I am not an expert on such things, I think that the black 'collar' on this bird shows that it is a male.




The next set of picture were taken in the gardens around the Taj Mahal - which just goes to show that there is more to see there than just a remarkable building!







As ever, to join in with WBW click on the link below. cheers  SM

26 comments:

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh my, I am feeling faint ... could it be true? After all this time I have finally been the first to post on your blog. That is such a good feeling ... don't ask me why, but just because. Remember when we used to use "just because" as an excuse as kids when asked why ... or maybe you didn't do that in the UK. Anyway, I do love this parrot. He is a beauty and green is my favorite color so even with the rose colored ring, I like him. Of course the female is just green and that suits me just fine. Wonderful post, as always ... And, the pressure is on and will remain on until you know who is gone :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, Wonderful captures of this pretty Parakeet. Sounds like an awesome setting to see these birds. Great photos. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your day!

Andrea Priebe said...

P.S. and if that doesn't happen I and my family and many others will become Ex-pats. Got room? :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) I'm in awe of these lovely Rose-ringed Parakeets. Lovely captures Stewart. So sorry I did not link up last week, but will do so this week. It is taking me a while to get back into regular blogging.

Phil Slade said...

Yes, Stewart I remember seeing hundreds of the damn things around the Taj. Horrible grating calls too. And now they're breeding in the UK.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très belles images de cet oiseau qui a également trouvé son bonheur en France puisqu'il se reproduit désormais dans les parcs et cimetières parisiens, les avenues bordées de platanes à Montpellier et peut-être bien d'autres endroits que nous ignorons. Nous les avons également observées dans les palmiers du parc Güell à Barcelone... ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Sharon Wagner said...

Your bird is so much prettier than mine this week! Thanks for stopping by my writing blog too.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous birds! Love those tails!

Jo said...

Hi Stewart, what a striking bird. Thanks for hosting this meme; I'll link up tomorrow (Wednesday) Greetings Jo

Findlay Wilde said...

Fantastic, fun looking bird. One day .............

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw, so sweet and pretty.

(loud though, huh?)

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I have seen this bird in Honolulu. Lives in the city parks from what I did see. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a gorgeous bird .... it seems like some of the more adaptable birds are not so beautiful (grackles, starlings) .... with this beauty, I'm glad they can get along well in so many places. Thank you for hosting as ever!

Nora said...

These are wonderful birds...you are so lucky to see such variety and such colors. Our birds look pretty drab in comparison.

Marcia said...

So cute and what a long tail it has. What was it eating? Mimosa blossoms?

Linda W. said...

Aw, what a cutie! Great photos!

Lea said...

Excellent photos of a beautiful bird!
Hope you are having a good week!

Rhodesia said...

What great photos of such a pretty bird, well done. Cheers Diane

A Colorful World said...

Oh hat gorgeous photos, Stewart of this beautiful little bird! I love that he's eating the silk tree flowers!

TheChieftess said...

He is quite handsome! I'm going to show my ignorance of birds here...is he a parakeet or a parrot? You mentioned both in your text...are parakeets and parrots related???

A Quiet Corner said...

What a handsome parrot! I think I would have in those gardens too!!!!...:)JP

Missy George said...

Beautiful coloring..Wonderful pictures..Such a long tail !!! I hope you are having a good week...

Linda said...

A beautiful bird!

Beth said...

Parrots and parakeets seem so very exotic to me!

Lady Fi said...

Such pretty shots, especially with that red flower in the picture.

Liz said...

What a stunning bird, Stewart! I do love Ringnecks.