Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a collar of rose-red feathers: noting a collared parrot, Palæornis torquatus, known as the rose-ringed parrakeet. See cut under ring-parrot.

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  • The diverse vegetation communities support a notable resident and migratory bird fauna, including cliff species such as fox-kestrel Falco alopex, Gabar goshawk Melierax gabar, yellow-billed shrike Corvinella corvina scarlet-chested sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis,, rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri, cliff chat Thamnolea cinnamomeiventris (abundant) and rock dove Columbia livia.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Maps for Lost Lovers is fraught with images of nature: Jugnu’s prized moths and butterflies, the peacocks that invade his house after his and Chanda’s disappearance, the lilacs used to entice fish, the flock of Indian rose-ringed parakeets that mysteriously appear in English gardens.

    Maps For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam: Questions

  • The harsh cries of the rose-ringed paroquets give place to the softer call of the slaty-headed species.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The breeding season for the alexandrine (_Palaeornis eupatrius_) and the rose-ringed paroquet (_P. torquatus_) begins at the end of January or early in February.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The noisy spotted owlets (_Athene brama_) and the rose-ringed paroquets (_Palaeornis torquatus_) are already the happy possessors of clutches of white eggs hidden away in cavities of decayed trees or buildings.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Native to the Indian subcontinent and sub-Saharan Africa, the rose-ringed parakeet is enjoying a population explosion in many London suburbs, turning a once-exotic bird into a notorious pest that awakens children, monopolizes garden bird feeders and might even threaten British crops.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Individually, any of the rose-ringed parakeets could be the star of a DreamWorks film, electric green with bright pink beaks and the voluble personalities that have long made the tropical species a popular household pet.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The rose-ringed parakeet, from India and Asia, is positively abundant, too, in colonies of up to 6,000 in west London and southern England.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • One can find huge flocks of pelicans, rose-ringed parakeets apart from crested serpent eagles, grey-headed fishing eagles, red jungle fowl, Bengal floricabs, bar-headed geese, whistling teals and swamp partridges.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • "Many of them, such as the rose-ringed parakeet from India, and the monk parakeet from South America, are spreading fast," says Prof Kark.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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