Indian Ringneck Resources
Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Asiatic Parrots and their Mutations
Author: T Bastiaan and GJJ Bastiaan

This book has become the standard reference on this species in many countries. All Psittacula species are covered including their husbandry, diet, housing and disease. The focus of the extensive text is on all colour mutations, explanations of correct names and hereditary types. The specifics of breeding management are dealt with under individual species, followed by details of each mutation and the breeding outcomes in that species. The quality of photographs provides the reader with visuals of all colour morphs. Overall an extremely impressive production deserving a place in any Asiatic parrot enthusiasts library.

Rose-ringed Parakeet

The Rose-ringed Parakeet is a highly adaptable species. In India it is common in a variety of habitats from deciduous woodlands to arid scrub and can be abundant in areas of dense human population (Forshaw 1973). It is equally versatile in its feeding habits, eating fruits, berries, flowers, nectar, seeds, and grains (Forshaw 1973).

African Ring-necked Parakeet

Description: Generally green, face, abdomen and under wing-coverts yellowish-green; nape and back of head variably washed with blue; chin, broad cheek-stripe and narrow line from cere to eye black; narrow band to nape pink; upperside of middle tail-feathers blue with greenish-yellow tips, outer feathers green; underside of outer tail-feathers olive-yellowish, middle feathers blackish; bill blackish-red with black tips; iris yellowish-white; feet greenish-grey.

Length: 40 cm, wing length 142 - 157 mm, tail length 177 - 278 mm

Indian Ring-necked Parakeet

Description: As krameri, but generally much darker; face stronger green; blue tinge to nape extends in many birds to back of head; breast and abdomen feathers tinged bluish-grey; upper mandible red, lower mandible black; larger.

Length: 42 cm, wing length 153 - 180 mm, tail length 174 - 235 mm.


Asiatic Parrots and their Mutations
Asiatic Parrots and their Mutations