Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rose-ringed Parakeet at Bhitarkanika

In Bhitarkanika National Park we hired a boat and cruised in the lake. After cruising for hours we got down from the boat on a different shore. We could spot some birds there and one of them is  the Rose-ringed Parakeet




They are gregarious tropical Afro-Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range. They are one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to changed living styles. 



In the wild, this is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call.

28 comments:

Phil Slade said...

They now breed in England Rajesh. Escapees from captivity established populations in the wild in a few places.

sandyland said...

special visitor

carol l mckenna said...

Divine shots of the Rose Ring Parrot ~ for CC ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Naquillity said...

what a beautiful bird. hope your trip to the national park was a good one. have a great weekend~

Fun60 said...

I know this species only too well as we have hundreds if not thousands here in London. Their squarking is unmistakeable.

HansHB said...

Flotte bilder!

Christian Weiß said...

Great Parakeet.

DeniseinVA said...

It is a beautiful bird and you captured it beautifully!

TexWisGirl said...

what a beauty!

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful

Mama Zen said...

Such a gorgeous color!

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

These birds are almost extinct in Tamilnadu now..! Beautiful..!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Magnifico uccello !!!
Myriam

Anni said...

Pretty colors!!!!!

Jeevan said...

Lovely clicks on the parakeet! Great spotting

Jen said...

Parrots are certainly known to be adaptable. And loud. Even though I know they aren't native here, I'd love to see one.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Wonderful critter post.

Julie said...

Lovely bird, just love the green color.

Carole M. said...

lovely for you to see this parrot in the wild Rajesh

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird - so nice to see it up in the tree.

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a real beauty

eileeninmd said...

I love the pretty Parakeet, great shots!

Dave said...

Its a brilliant bird Rajesh, I have seen a large flock in Germany last year. Never seen one in the UK though... yet

janiceadcock said...

Lovely colors!!!!

Meoww said...

Love the bird and the shot!

vanderloost said...

Nice capture

genie said...

I did not know parakeets got this large. It looks more like a parrot to me...but I am not a birder. The coloration is beautiful and your capture is wonderful.