Rose-ringed Parakeet Feasting On Peacock Flower

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“On the late afternoon of 21 Sep 2013, I had another encounter with the Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) in my condo LINK. This time it was a flock of five foraging in a cluster of Peacock Flower (both Caesalpinia pulcherrima and C. pulcherrima var. flava). [Image above shows a female Rose-ringed Parakeet.]

“Perhaps there was safety in numbers. I was able to get real close to a female to record a clear view of it enjoying the seeds of the plant, with skillful use of the bill and tongue to extract the cotyledons (seed leaves) from the seed coats.

Sun Chong Hong
Singapore
5th October 2013

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