What You Looking At! - Blue Ringneck Parrot -  by AndreaEL
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The Rose-Ringed Parakeet or Indian Ringneck is classified as a smaller parrot known as the parakeet. These birds have a hooked beak, a long tail, and are moderate in size compared to most conures. These parrots are about 16 inches in length and they have a stealthy appearance that sets them apart from most exotic birds.
Wild Indain Ringnecks are green with undertones of blue that can be seen during overcast days. These parrots have yellow feathers underling their wings and tail. Both males and females look very similar; however, the male has a black ring around his neck. His ring is highlighted with turquoise, pink, and blue. Although the female may not exhibit the impressive ring of the male, many Indian Ringneck enthusiasts will argue a slight green ring is visible.
Both sexes have large tails that are comprised of 12 feathers. The two largest tail feathers, which are blue, make up a large part of the parrot’s size. These elaborate tails can extend as much as 7 inches outward for the male and 6 inches outward for the female. Because these parrots are mostly green, they are very difficult to see during roosting or perching in trees. Most of the time, the presence of these parrots can be given away through their contact calls.
Indian Ringnecks are native to Asia and Africa and can be seen in the forests or arid environments. It’s not uncommon to see them thrive in urban areas as well. They have established colonies in environments which are not native to them, some major points of interest include California, Florida, and the UK. These birds are believed to cause major damage to crops; however, little evidence has been published to prove this accusation. Rose-Ringed Parakeets can be seen in rural areas feeding from birdfeeders or relaxing in parks.
Like most parrots, Indain Ringnecks are intelligent and DO make great pets. They learn concepts quickly and love to show off. Along with being intelligent, they are great at talking. Quaker Parakeets are known for their talking ability; however, a ringneck can speak with clarity that’s phenomenal.
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Featured 15th May 2011

What You Looking At! – Blue Ringneck Parrot

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous capture Andrea

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    You’ve shown us so many beautiful birds, Andrea! Wonderful colors and nice clear shots!

  • Thank you Dot for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated. RB is all about sharing what we each have in our own little worlds.

    – AndreaEL

  • GregTS
    GregTSalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture! Magnificent photo! TY for the info…
    Greg

  • Thank you Greg for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    I have never seen a parrot this color. Gorgeous capture and sweet little bird.

  • Thank you Bunny for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated. The only colour missing is the multi coloured one I think, I have not seen one yet.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago

    Such delicate shades of blue Andrea – another of your fantastically clear pictures.

  • Thank you Roy for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome blue very beautiful detail and capture!

  • Thank you Swaby for your wonderful kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • sfmilner
    sfmilneralmost 4 years ago

    Greetings Andrea; Stunningly colorful, beautiful work!!!
    steve

  • Thank you Steve for your lovely kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, more gorgeous colorful birds – amazing variety y’all have

  • Thank you Loree for your lovely kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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