Rose-ringed Parakeet eating seeds of peacock flower

posted in: Feeding-plants, Parrots | 2

“I would like to share with you, that the parakeets have returned and are having a wonderful time in my garden. Last week I was sitting down in the garden with my husband and was having a lovely evening together, when all of a sudden about 20 spectacular looking parakeets came and greeted me with such joy. I wasn’t sure what was happening because their last visit was on the 14th of May 2011 at 8.45am. This time they made their presence felt in the evening.

“Two days ago I saw a pair of them rummaging through my courtyard, almost like they were modelling for me. I stood very close to them and could not help but was awed by their colour ,luminous green. I am not a very good photographer really, it was by chance that I managed the shot that I took. I wanted so much to share it with you last week, but due to time constraints I left it to today. I do believe this pair will come back in the next couple of days and feast in my garden. They are actually quite friendly. I wonder if these are escapees or migratory birds…”

Georgina Chin
7th March 2011

1. These are Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). The parakeet above is a male, eating the seeds of the common ornamental shrub, the peacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima).

2. Check also an earlier post HERE.

2 Responses

  1. Edson Guilherme

    Hi Georgina,

    I noticed the species Yellow-chevroned Parakeet with a behavior similar to this one in Brazil. If you have interest I can send the pdf of the published note. My email is:
    Best Wishes,
    E. Guilherme

  2. Page Klug

    Dear Georgina Chin (or whom it may concern),

    I am writing to request permission to use Georgina Chin’s photograph of the rose-ringed parakeet eating the flowers of the ornamental shrub. We would like to include the picture in an online publication outlining parakeet damage and methods that can be used to non-lethally control bird (rose-ringed parakeet) damage to agriculture. If Georgina is open to granting permission, or you have her contact information so that I may ask her permission, please email me at

    Please see the following link for examples of the publications:

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