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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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

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

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  8. Gorgeous birds! Love those tails!

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

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

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  11. aw, so sweet and pretty.

    (loud though, huh?)

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

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  13. 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!

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

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

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  16. Aw, what a cutie! Great photos!

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

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

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

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  20. 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???

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

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

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  23. Parrots and parakeets seem so very exotic to me!

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

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

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