The ring-necked parakeet, also known as the rose-ringed parakeet, is native to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent but is now introduced to many different parts of the world. This is one of the few parrots that have been able to adapt to disrupted habitats. Escaped birds have successfully colonized cities in Europe. This parakeet is sexually dimorphic and the males have a red and black neck ring, while the females will either have no ring at all or a very light grey colored ring. They are also herbivorous and non-migratory. Though it is good that this species population is on the rise, they have become a potential threat to the native bird population by spreading diseases or just outcompeting.
Locality: Africa, Indian Subcontinent
IUCN Status: Least Concern (LC)