Indian RingneckScientific name: Psittacula krameri

Meaning of name: The meanings of this bird’s names are not known.

Distribution: This species is an aviary escapee. It is not found in Australia in any great numbers. It is native to India and central Africa.

Description: This bird is up to 43cm long. Male birds have a narrow black and pink collar which is absent from female and immature birds. Being a cage bird, the birds come in different colours of yellow, blue, grey, white and green.

Notes: The Indian Ringneck is rated as being highly likely to establish populations in Australia and become a pest of agriculture, the environment and public amenity. Sightings should be reported to the Department of Agriculture on 1800 084 881.

References: Department of Agriculture and Food