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Alternative Name: Ring-necked Parakeet
37â€“43 cm (14Â½-17 in)
Female and immature both lack the neck rings, or show a shadow-like pale to dark grey neck-ring and a light nape-band.
Feral populations widespread and increasing rapidly in Europe, southwest Asia, South Africa, Hawai'i, North and South America. Most are considered to be of the subspecies P. k. borealis although some may be of hybrid stock.
Open countryside with some trees including gardens and parks.
They can form very large flocks.
Nests in holes in trees; usually lays 3-4 eggs, in late winter or early spring.
Diet includes fruit, nuts, berries, seeds, buds, and vegetables. Often considered a pest species causing damage to crops.
A raucous screech. Particularly noisy in flight, but can also sit quietly in trees for long periods.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Urban Garden near residential apartment, Delhi, India, Sep.-2016
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