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last post on the rose-ringed parakeet

The last post on the rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri),

The rose-ringed parakeet male and female can be told apart ie they are sexually dimorphic. The adult male sports a pink and black neck ring, and the hen and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings, or display shadow-like pale to dark grey neck rings. Both sexes have a distinctive green colour in the wild with a red beak and blue tail,

It has been suggested that feral parrots could endanger populations of native British birds, and that the rose-ringed parakeet should be culled as a result, although this is not currently recommended by conservation organisations. I have seen them compete with squirrels, ravens and jackdaws for nest holes...what do you think? Cull or not?


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