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  Rose-ringed Parakeet (male)

 

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A male Rose-ringed Parakeet. It is similar to the Alexandrine Parakeet (fig.), but is smaller, lacks the red shoulder patch, and its dark red bill has a blackish lower mandible, rather than red or yellowish.

 

Males are mainly green with a pale bluish sheen on nape, a green abdomen, bluish-green tail feathers, and greyish legs. The wings are of a darker green, but not as dark as those of the Alexandrine Parakeet.

 

  Rose-ringed Parakeet (male)

 

  Rose-ringed Parakeet (male)

 

They have a thin black line that stretches from their nostrils at top of their beak to their eyes. In addition, males have a thin, pitch-black line on the throat, as well as a pink nape band, with slight bluish-grey on the top, features absent in females (fig.). See also List of Thai Animal Names.

INDEX BIRDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.