Rose-ringed Parakeet

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.


BirdLife International. (2018). Alexandrinus krameri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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