Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), Hart Memorial Park, Kern County, California - 14 January 2013. A population of these birds has been present in the Bakersfield area for many years. See this web site for more information: www.natureali.org/roserings.htm
To my astonishment, there are quite a few of these around Richmond! They've apparently been rapidly increasing in number and range the past few years. How do they survive the winter?
Green and blue, black primaries underneath, long tails, little cheepy voice in the style of a rosella.
Abundant and noisy!
Kern County, California, US
The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that is popular as a pet. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.