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|Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri|
The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a parrot which breeds in north and central Africa, and tropical Asia across to southern China.
It has been introduced elsewhere, and there is an established feral population in southern England and a number of other European cities. There are also apparently stable populations in the USA in Florida and California. It is a resident species which does not migrate.
It is a bird of woodland and cultivation. It nests in holes in trees, laying 2-6 white eggs.
This is a 40cm long green parrot, of which the long tail accounts for more than half the length. It looks long winged and very slender in flight. The female is all green with a red bill, but the male additionally has a small black bib and a black and pink neck ring.
This is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call.
This bird was first described and named by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1769, naming it for the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.
Taken handheld through the wire of my avery at home. It is one of a few that I have. Great charactors all of them!
Cropped a little, adjusted contrast and brightness a little, then ran the high pass filter and resized for the site.
All crits welcomed. Thanks. Tim
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- [2005-04-30 15:43]
Hi Tim, I'm very familiar with our feral population, they are everywhere and they are bloody noisy, I don't know how you put up with that squarking! Nice composition, the quality has suffered a little but I don't know why. Good shot, thanks for posting.
- [2005-04-30 22:34]
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Tim.
A very nice portrait on this bird. Excellent colors! Very Nice Job!
Try resharpening again after resizing, if using High Pass, by about 0.3, maybe 0.4 and either soft or vivid light depending what looks best, as again this looks just a little bit softer then it could be.
- [2005-05-01 12:38]
Focus is a little soft Tim, but when you take the advise of Peskypolecat into consideration, this problem will belong to the past. The colors are very vivid and the POV is great. Composition is well done and all in all this is a very nice portrait. Well done & TFS!