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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 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. 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.

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