This 8 April 2017 shows an Alexandrine parakeet at a feeder in the Netherlands.
Ring-necked parakeets, originally escapees from cages, are now quite common at some places in the Netherlands.
Recently, another escapee parakeet species was recorded in Amsterdam.
In the local Oosterpark, feral Alexandrine parakeets live.
They are bigger than ring-necked parakeets.
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Thanks for posting this ! now I finally know the name of those little buggers that chase al the other birds away. Mind you , there used to be a lot of squirels in het Vondelpark,they all left because of them,so I’ve heard. Sometimes something looks cute. But that does not mean They are cute in instinct.
I used to work near the voldelpark(15 years ago) an old lady would feed them at 8 in the morning.At that time there were still about 15/20 of them…
great post , Thanks
Thanks for your comment, Belinda! Were these parakeets the widespread ring-necked parakeets; or the bigger, more recent, Alexandrine parakeets? The two species look rather similar. Though the Alexandrine parakeets have a darker pink ringneck than the ring-necked parakeets.
Uhm…I think the ones I see and hear everyday are the small ones.But I guess with the loud tjirp they make,they soon will be attracting other tropical birds,in this case the Alexandrine. Thanks for this small but important detail:the ring nek color. I appreciate that!
This is a video about a ring-necked parakeet nest:
And this video is about Alexandrine parakeets in their native India:
Ooh Great! I totally love film about our flying friends!
Thanks so much
You are welcome!
Meanwhile I changed the video links so that the videos now are visible in the comments. I had forgotten that I had to change “https//” to “http//” in the code.
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