Ring Necked Parakeet
Origin: China, India, Africa.
Sexes: Males are characterized by a black ring that extends the whole way around the neck. This ring is absent in the female.
Breeding: The breeding season is between August and February with a clutch of 2-6 eggs with an incubation period of 20- 23 days. Fledging stage is reached at approximately 7 weeks, and is considered mature at 2-3 years old.
Comment: This bird has a long association with captivity, with some references dating back to Alexander the Great (356-323 BC). They have been known to live up to 50 years.