The pretty green feral rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, was seen eating apple left out for the blackbirds, today.
I often feel sorry for the Indian Ring-neck as it has no partner or friend to play with. I know it visits the caged birds around the village, though; and several years ago a neighbour’s yellow “Indian Ring-neck” escaped into our place, and had to be returned. So I’m sure it can, at least, talk to some of its own kind through the wires of local cages. This bird species is feral in Western Australia, and is displacing the native parrot populations. It’s only a matter of time until they reach plague proportions in New South Wales, too, where I am. Apparently, in WA, it is the law that owners of this type of bird are supposed to have “double doors” on their cages. Still, it’s obvious that, even with two sets of doors, that bird escapes still happen. I don’t know how this problem can be solved. I shouldn’t like to shoot such a beautiful creature. I don’t like to see native parrot populations endangered, either.
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