Parrots (Psittacidae)

Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) - HBW 4, p. 399

French: Perruche à collier German: Halsbandsittich Spanish: Cotorra de Kramer
Other common names: Ring-necked Parakeet

Taxonomy: Psittacus krameri Scopoli, 1769, Senegal.
Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • krameri (Scopoli, 1769) - S Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea E to W Uganda and S Sudan.
  • parvirostris (Souancé, 1856) - CE Sudan through Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti to NW Somalia.
  • borealis (Neumann, 1915) - NW Pakistan E through N India, Nepal and C Myanmar to SE China (Guangdong); reportedly once in Indochina.
  • manillensis (Bechstein, 1800) - Peninsular India S of 20° N, and Sri Lanka.