Parakeets at Sian Tuan: 6. Rose-ringed Parakeet feeds on Golden Penda fruits

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Parakeets at Sian Tuan: 1. The parakeets are flying in; 2. Gathering around coconut palms; 3. Activities on the roof; 4. Red-breasted Parakeet feeding on Golden Penda fruits”; 5. Adult abusing juvenile.

The Rose-ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri) were slowly moving up and down the avenue where the Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) trees are. They were looking for the fruits as they eat the seeds.

One evening one parakeet landed in a tree fronting my house. I was alerted to its arrival by the loud squawks. Lo and behold, it was eating old fruits from a bunch.

This was the first opportunity I had to document its feeding behavior. The two earlier posts LINK 1 and LINK 2 listing birds feeding on these fruits did not include Rose-ringed Parakeet, not to mention Red-breasted Parakeet LINK.

YC Wee
Singapore
23rd November 2018

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