Rose-ringed Parakeet, Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: krameri


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Bakersfield, California
New Orleans, Louisiana

Members' Notes:


On Jun 19, 2015, LarryScot from Needham, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love this type of parrot. Who doesen't and the green plumage is to die for. I want one as a pet because their color is magnificent and their abillity to talk is very good.
They have escaped from domestication and I have heard sightings of them when I fly down to Palm Beach. I don't like it that other folks in my country think that these innocent birds are pests. Apparently some people don't know that it aint the birds fault. It's our fault and it shoulden't be taken out on cute, little, innocent and harmless birds. All animals have a goal to survive and I think that it's terrible that people treat parrots and other animals like they are an item. I don't like those people and they deserve hard pain!


On Apr 29, 2015, StefanNL from Tiel
Netherlands (Zone 7b) wrote:

They still are rarely seen in the area where I live but I would welcome them into my garden because they would bring an extra exotic feeling in the dull Dutch climate. Aboveall they just are beautiful birds.
There also is no scientific evidence that they cause any harm to our native wildlife (woodpeckers, nuthatches, tits and bats). In areas where they occur in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht, the Hague, Rotterdam) those aforementioned species are ,despite increasing parakeet populations, also increasing. Only nuisance is that they could be a pest species on your fruit and vegetable crops and that they are quite dominant at the bird feeders.


On Jul 4, 2013, MohanC from New Orleans, LA wrote:

I live in New Orleans and have seen what I believe to be a small band of these beautiful birds I'd say perhaps eight birds. I used to have a female for a pet when I was in India and she spoke in three different languages. Anyways getting back to the sighting ,I know they were not Monks because Monks do have that parakeet look to them and I've seen thousands of Monks when I lived in Miami. I am positive that what I saw were Ring-necked. I am curious to know if anyone else has seen them? Thanks.


On Nov 14, 2009, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Ring Necked Parakeets are an escapee across temperate western Europe. In the UK it is slowly spreading northwards, and numerous sightings have been seen this far north.

I have personally witnessed one, and while it is undoubtedly a welcome additionin my tropical garden, it may cause problems with native wild birds.

For that reason I have rated it as a neutral.


On Mar 17, 2009, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is native to India. Only the males have a rose ring around the neck. Escaped cage birds, have establish breeding colonies, on several Hawaiian islands.