Birds Through Window – Rose Ringed Parakeets (Parrot)
One of the most common birds I observe almost every day is Rose Ringed Parakeet (Parrot). Most of the photos showed in the textbooks and newspapers are Rose Ringed Parakeets (These parrots who have red or dark black colored band around the neck). These are nothing but. I see flocks of these parakeets flying around every morning. Sometimes I wake up due to their sounds in the early morning.
Someone might ask what is the difference between Parrot and Parakeet. I will recommend this article to understand the difference. Broadly speaking, Parrot is the Superset (Bigger family) and Parakeet is the subset of this family.
Rose Ringed Parakeet or Indian Ringneck Parakeet is distinctive green in color. Only Males have red or dark colored ring around the neck. Females and juveniles either do not have rings or show very pale grayish green ring around the neck. Both male and female have long blue tails. The Rose Ringed Parakeets have bright red, pointed beaks. Which is evolved to eat fruits and break the nuts. They have gray legs.
The main source of food for Rose Ringed Parakeet is Fruits and Nuts. Of course, pet Parakeets eat Green Chillies (Green Chilly Peppers) and Guava. But, their food is not restricted to these things.
Recently my wife called me out in the balcony to see a flock of parrots (as she and many commoners call them). I thought they must be eating some nuts. But, to my surprise, they were not eating anything. They were dancing! I never observed such a scene in my brief bird photography career. It was a wonderful display by male and females. The movement of heads was so much articulated that a new observer might feel it’s animated. Please watch this video which I made from my window. I hope you will like it.