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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ring-necked Parakeet

This was sent to Lesley, one of our members, by a friend who saw it in her garden at Trimmingham, near Burnley Road, Halifax, in the early part of this year. Thanks for getting it to us.

I have also had reports of a small flock of them feeding in gardens in the Greetland Valley.

They breed in nest boxes in the south, especially round London, where they're often not welcomed. They eat a lot, being as big as pigeons, and are dominant at feeders.

They're feral in Amsterdam as well.

They attract attention by their raucous calls.

1 comment:

  1. They have recently been added to the YNU list of birds...It will be interesting to see what the new status of this species in GB.The flock in the greetland area has been noted by a friend of mine who said it was at least 5.??