African Ringneck

Subject: African Ringneck
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:24:50 +1000
There are no African Ringnecks in Australian aviculture, just the two subspecies of Indian Ringneck.


Mike Owen

On 24/10/2014 10:27 AM, Carl Clifford wrote:
Rose-ringed parakeets are very adaptable, I saw many in London in February. It 
was freezing cold, wet and windy, but they seemed happy as sand boys.

Carl Clifford

On 24 Oct 2014, at 09:35, Nikolas Haass <> wrote:

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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