Adult female and adult male. Photo: Robert Oxborrow/Audubon Photography Awards

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Native to southern Asia and central Africa, this big, long-tailed parakeet has been very popular as a cage bird all over the world. Apparently it is also very adaptable, because escaped birds have managed to establish feral populations in many regions of the globe. Most of these are centered around cities, in areas as diverse as Hong Kong, Singapore, Jerusalem, Paris, and London. In the U.S. there are wild flocks around Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California, and around Naples, Florida, with scattered sightings in many other locales. 
Family Lovebirds and Australasian Parrots
Native to southern Asia and central Africa, this big, long-tailed parakeet has been very popular as a cage bird all over the world. Apparently it is also very adaptable, because escaped birds have managed to establish feral populations in many regions of the globe. Most of these are centered around cities, in areas as diverse as Hong Kong, Singapore, Jerusalem, Paris, and London. In the U.S. there are wild flocks around Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California, and around Naples, Florida, with scattered sightings in many other locales. 
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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