Ring-Necked Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Description:
Ring-Necked Parakeet
Facts:

This bird is easily spotted by its green colouration The female only lacking the males neck ring. The original introduction to the UK was from escaped pets. They have thrived since due to mild winters and a lack of predators and a number of colonies have been established in the South - East of England. The largest colony of around 7000 birds is at Esher in Surrey. There are also smaller populations in some of the London parks. A gregarious bird it forms large roosts which can be quite noisy. In towns and cities it is a frequent garden visitor.

Introduced:

First breeding record in UK 1969
Origin:
Africa and South Asia
Location:
SE England, Localised populations.
Status:
Increasing - probably in excess of 10,000 at present
Problems:
Comments:
Can cause damage to blossom and buds in fruit orchards.