French: Perruche à collier German: Halsbandsittich Spanish: Cotorra de Kramer
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. k. krameri
(Scopoli, 1769) – S Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea E to S Sudan, South Sudan and N Uganda.
P. k. parvirostris
(Souancé, 1856) – EC Sudan, N Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
P. k. borealis
(Neumann, 1915) – NE Afghanistan and N & E Pakistan E through N India, Nepal and Bangladesh to Myanmar and possibly S China (extreme W Yunnan).
P. k. manillensis
(Bechstein, 1800) – peninsular India S of 20° N, and Sri Lanka.
37–43 cm; 95–143 g. Pale yellowish green, with upper mandible dark red tipped black, lower black, with black chin and malar area curving and narrowing into half-... read more
Mainly gives rather high-pitched dry screeches, often in fast series, e.g. “kreeh-kreeh-kreeh-kreeh... read more
Chiefly deciduous habitats ranging from semi-desert to light secondary jungle, mainly in lowlands... read more
Food and feeding
In Africa, recorded fruits include Ficus, Ziziphus, Tamarindus, guavas, dates, mangoes, baobab, seeds of ... read more
Dec–May in W Africa and probably also Arabian Peninsula (possibly introduced); in Nigeria, nesting attempted in May, but failed owing... read more
Resident, but subject to minor local movements in Africa, e.g. recorded throughout year in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES III (Ghana). Common to abundant throughout natural range and in many places where introduced, e.g. Mauritius, and generally... read more
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