Parrot 38-42 cm long, usually green. Males have a red band encircling the neck, females have indistinct emerald band. Males have a black bib from the beak to the neck band.
To help protect our environment:
Urban areas, disturbed forest, orchards, gardens.
Highly aggressive to other species, including native birds and bats. Can displace cavity-nesting species, potential disease vector. Primary production pest for grain crops and orchards.
If you have pet parakeets, make sure they’re securely contained to avoid accidental escapes. If you are no longer able to look after your pet Indian ring-necked parakeet, find someone who is prepared to give it a lifetime home, or contact a relevant pet shop or animal rescue organisation to get it rehomed. Never release an Indian ring-necked parakeet into the wild – your pet may be unable to find the food and shelter it needs, and it also puts our native species at risk.
If you see an Indian ring-necked parakeet in the wild, please report it to Auckland Council at email@example.com.