The Ring-necked parakeet has the widest range of any parrot. They have now also settled the Rhine-Main area in Germany. The green birds are suspected of being nest robbers. "This is often overstated," says amateur ornithologist Dieter Zingel.
Entries in Psittacula eupatria - Alexandrine Parakeet (18)
On March 23, near Memco crossroads, police found 100 adult Alexandrine Parakeets and 60 chicks brutally stuffed inside two cages, meant to be sold to customers. Luckily, police freed them from captivity in time.
HYDERABAD: Subhash Agarwal was proud of his parrot. It was an Alexandrine parakeet. He took good care of it, feeding it and talking to it. It became part of his family. But on Monday, AP Forest Department officials came to his house and took away the bird.
Rosy ringed Parakeets are most common illegally traded birds in India. Every other week scores of beautiful Indian parakeets are rescued by People For Animals volunteers and brought to Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre. They are taken off trains and tops of buses, hundreds cramped into square cane boxes with split levels. The bottom layer is barely 6 inches tall and the birds are squatting, many of them with broken legs and wings covered with the faeces of the top layer birds. The boxes are covered by gunny bags and many die from suffocation.