Scientific Name: Psittacula krameri
Malay Name: Bayan Gelang Biasa
Chinese Name: 红领绿鹦鹉
Range: Asian populations’ natural distribution is centered on the Indian Subcontinent, extending southwards to Sri Lanka and eastwards into Myanmar.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: krameri, parvirostris, borealis, manillensis.
Size: 40-42 cm
Identification: Plumage almost entirely yellowish-green. Upper bill red with black tip. Male has pink collar, topped by indistinct pale blue line across back of neck. Female lacks pink collar. Juveniles are similar to females but slightly yellower. All-green plumage serves to distinguish this species from Red-breasted and Long-tailed Parakeet.
Similar looking species: Red-breasted Parakeet, Long-tailed Parakeet
Habitat: Parks and other lightly wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Loud species that is often found in green spaces bordering residential areas.
Local Status: Common introduced resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)
Location: Kent Ridge Park, Ulu Pandan Park Connector, Southern Ridges, Jurong Lake Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, East Coast Park.
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Rose-ringed Parakeet)
BirdLife International. (2018). Alexandrinus krameri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22685441A132057695.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Rose-ringed Parakeet. Retrieved on May 31, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/rose-ringed-parakeet.