Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Bird.

Thanks to Antikva whose comments about our mystery bird have just as mysteriously disappeared into an internet black hole.
The rest of the comments identifying it as an Indian Ring neck Parakeet get a star.
The bird at top is the male and the ring is very visible.
The bird with only a lightly visible ring is the female so our visitor is a lady.  Their tails are almost a third as long again as their body and those beaks are as sharp as they look.


Elephant's Child said...

Such a stunning bird. I hope she enjoys her freedom for a long, long while to come. And that she continues to visit you.

Andrew said...

People used to keep and show them.

JahTeh said...

EC, the purple coloured bird looked amazing but that beak up close looks very sharp so no wonder the seed bell doesn't last long.

Andrew, from all the reading I did they seem to be very needy birds regards to feeding and such. I'm really not fond of birds in cages even if it's a big aviary.

Fen said...

ooh yeah I meant to comment that they were ring necks. Damn Alzheimers!

JahTeh said...

Thank you Bird Lady, it would have saved me a heap of googling.