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Parakeet: Roseringed

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:51 am

Someone suggested that we should kill these Parakeets on site. Now what is the reason? Do they compete with indigenous birds for food?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:04 pm

Micetta wrote:Hi GP! They actually survive your winters :shock: ?


Yip! They roost in huge numbers next to the parliament buildings. The trees really look green in the evenings even though there are no leaves. They're even more gregarious in winter when they're not breeding. Then they go quiet at least...

@Rooies - In large cities like The Hague, your common House Sparrow is a protected species because of, for one, the invasion of the parakeets. :sniper: They're very aggressive and like the Mynah basically, won't tolerate any other bird in its little corner.

The same with the Egyptian Geese. We HATE them because they just take over. They already had their young to make sure they get all the food. :wall:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:21 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:58 pm

Ruddy Ducks are wiping out the native White-headed duck. Mink are decimating our voles. All these introduced/feral species are rubbish. Why can't we have something decent like Leopards or Elephants. :roll:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:17 pm

Posting for Hugh
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Its been in our yard high up in a tree all day .. but I' m sure its not a SA parrot Probabaly someones pet ..

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Roan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:01 pm

Rose-ringed parakeet.
One of the colour morphs.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Hugh » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:43 pm

Roan is it usually found in the Parklands area of Capetown ????
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Re: Parakeet: Roseringed

Unread postby Scottm » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:37 pm

Seen and heard these a few times in the past week as they flew past, but this is the first time I am aware of them stopping for some food. One male, one female eating the berries in the White Stinkwood in our garden..... Fourways area, Gauteng
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