Blue Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri

blue Ring-necked Parakeet male
blue Ring-necked Parakeet
This beautiful blue Ring-necked (Rose-ringed) Parakeet is feral -- an escapee or release from captivity now living wild. The blue colour is from selective breeding in aviculture.
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
His nape band is white rather than pink
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
He is relatively tame -- happy to pose for photographs at a safe distance
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
His tail is well over half his total length.
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
Males have longer tails than females; older birds have longer tails than young birds.
blue Ringnecked Parakeet in flight
blue Ringnecked Parakeet in flight
In flight
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
Black lower beak with slight red at base
blue Ringnecked Parakeet
blue Ringnecked Parakeet walking
Truly wild Ringnecks rarely walk on the ground but this recent release from captivity seems happy to walk.
blue Ringnecked Parakeet walking
His tail trailing like a peacock
blue Ring-necked Parakeet and Black Swan An unlikely friend
blue Ringnecked Parakeet and Black Swan Perhaps its the red bill that fascinates
blue and green Ringnecked Parakeets in flight See below for what happened here . . .
blue and green Ringnecked Parakeets
blue and green Ring-necked Parakeets
blue and green Ringnecked Parakeets
Six months later he had found a girlfriend -- see how much shorter her tail is (his being partly chopped from the photo) -- not only because she's female but also because she's very young -- since, like most parrots, they pair for life, it would be difficult to find an unpaired female of his age anyway.
blue and green Ringnecked Parakeets
blue and green Ring-necked Parakeets with nestbox
Ringnecked Parakeets with nestbox
They have been provided with food/water bowls, regularly replenished (the Collared Doves eat much of the food), and with a parakeet nesting box (maybe she doesn't like the wallpaper).
green Ringnecked Parakeet with blossom
She likes picking jacaranda blossom
green Ring-necked Parakeet with apple
Ringnecked Parakeet eating apple
and stealing fruit and veg from the swans.