25 Nov 2016

Rose-ringed Parakeets in King Fahd Park Dammam – Bird records by Paul Kairouh

Paul Kairouh sent me an e-mail this week showing Rose-ringed Parakeets Psittacula krameri he saw in King Fahd Park in Dammam. The species is a locally common resident in larger cities in Saudi Arabia. They are relatively common in Riyadh but outside the capital it is less frequent and rather scarce in the southwest. They are also a common resident to towns and villages of the Gulf, including my local patch of Dhahran and in Jeddah. They are probably an introduced species that have become a self-sustaining resident breeder although this is unclear as record keeping on birds of the region has not been so good over the years. I would like to thank Paul for sending me the details and for allowing me to use his photos on my website. Even though I see the species almost every day I have never had the chance to photograph them properly so these photos make a welcome addition to my website.
Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet

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