African Ringneck Parakeet

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Common Name: African Ring-neck Parakeet
Scientific Name: Psittacula krameri krameri

Size: 15 ¾ inches (40 cm)

Habitat: Africa; in Guinea, Senegal and Southern Mauretania, East to Western Uganda and Southern Sudan. Found in dry forests and savannah.

Status: Least concern. Global Population: Unknown.

Diet: Seeds, fruits, berries, flowers and nectar.

Breeding: August to November laying 3-6 eggs in abandon woodpecker holes or palm trees. Ring-necks have a love/hate relationship with their partners and may become very aggressive and perhaps kill their partner before or after courtship. Both care for the nest and young.

Cool Facts: The differences between the African and Indian Ring Necks are slight. The African is slightly smaller and a little more yellow-green.

Ring-necks are gregarious, somewhat loud and love to chew on branches. They make excellent companion pets, are happy with moderate attention given to them. Most parrots are very needy, if alone.

In the wild, they form small groups to forage, while roosting occurs in larger flocks. The larger flocks can number more than one thousand birds. As with most parrots, they’re noisy, conspicuous and far from shy. They prefer to stay in one area, only moving around in that area when foraging. The flight movement is swift and direct with rapid wing beats.

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