Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
The rose-ringed parakeet is bright green with a yellow wash on its underparts, wings and tail. The tail is very long, and makes up the majority of the bird’s length which is about 16″. The tail has a blue central tail feather bordered by green feathers also washed in blue. The male has a black chin and neck band, and a rose-coloured ring around the nape of his neck. This ring doesn’t develop until he is about 18 month old. He also has a red hooked beak with a black tip and a black mandible. A line goes from his yellow-white eye towards his beak. He has a red eye ring. His feet and legs are grayish-green. The females and juveniles do not have the ring unless it is just a faint darkening of the green feathers. The female has shorter tail feathers and her back is washed in blue. The juvenile looks like the female but has a pinkish beak with a pale tip and a whitish eye.