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Rose ringed parakeet

Rose ringed parakeet
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-22 9:00
Viewed: 3632
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that is popular as a pet. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.[1]
This non-migrating species is one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in 'disturbed habitats', and in that way withstood the onslaught of urbanisation and deforestation. In the wild, this is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call.
As is the case with all Psittacula (Afro-Asian Ringnecked Parakeet) species, the Rose-ringed Parakeet is sexually dimorphic. The adult male sports a black neck-ring and pink nape-band while the hen and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck-rings and light (lighter coloured than surroundings) nape-bands.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacula
Species: P. krameri
Binomial name
Psittacula krameri

Shot this picture at lalbagh, Bangalore

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Hello Arjun! Perfect capture, good exposure, amazing colours, fantastic macro. Very good note. Well done!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-22 9:16]

Hi Arjun. This is a text book picture of this small Rose-ringed Parakeet . You have captureda fine pose with good detail and natural looking colours. The bird stands out so well from the grey BG. well taken TFs.

Hello Arjun,
Lovely colours and amazing background.
Very good focus and sharp details.
Lovely photo.

hello Arjun
nice pose and colors!
great details and focus
nice POV

Hi Arjun,

Very great work. The beauty and clarity of the colors of the picture is very impressive. TFS


nice portrait, pity this sp[ecies is invading so many regions on the world. TFS Ori

Hi Arjun,

Too good perch, lighting, sharpness, colours, and everything!

Amazing photo on the whole!

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