African Ringneck

To: Youngs FamilyMail <>, "" <>
Subject: African Ringneck
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:35:12 +0000
Hi Mark,

I guess you are talking about Rose-ringed Parakeets Psittacula krameri
here? To my knowledge the two most commonly kept subspecies of Rose-ringed
Parakeet are P. k. borealis (nw Pakistan to se China and c Burma) and P.
k. manillensis (s India, Sri Lanka), whereas the two African subspecies P.
k. parvirostris and P. k. krameri are less common in captivity? Do you
have evidence that they were 'African Ringnecks' and not 'Indian
Ringnecks'? Another Psittacula species commonly kept as a pet in Australia
is Alexandrine Parakeet P. eupatria.

Both species Rose-ringed Parakeet and Alexandrine Parakeet are highly
adaptable and invasive, and hence could provide a huge problem for
Australia's avifauna!

Best wishes,


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On 24/10/14 7:12 AM, "Youngs FamilyMail" <>

>Hi everyone,
>An interesting observation this morning as I was parking my car in
>Eveleigh, I spotted an African Ringneck feeding in a small tree with 2
>Galahs. The birds were only about 2 metres away from me, so I got a really
>good look at it before it left. The Galah's weren't too fussed with the
>birds, as all 3 of them flew off together a short time later.
>It made me wonder whether the Ringneck had become acquanted with the
>Galahs, or if it was just coincidence that those birds were together at
>that time.
>So I was just wondering if it might be possible for a tame bird to become
>acquainted with wild birds?
>Has anyone heard of this happening before?
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