Nonnatives - Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1930's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 15 counties  At least 10 years, 1 county  Less than 10 years, 4 counties  Not reported breeding.

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild.

Species Account: Native to Africa and Asia, where it lives in open woodlands, savannas, and near human habitation.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Alachua 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Brevard 1982   Not reported breeding  
Broward 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Citrus 1991   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Collier 1960   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Dade 1960   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Dixie 1960   At least 10 years  
Hillsborough 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Indian River 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Lee     At least 10 years  
Levy 1996   Less than 10 years 2 pairs at Cedar Key nested and produced young (Pranty 1996c)
Martin 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Monroe 1991   Not reported breeding  
Palm Beach 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Pasco 1986?   Not reported breeding Reported as possible breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91)
Pinellas 1987   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Saint Johns     At least 10 years  
Saint Lucie 1982   Not reported breeding  
Santa Rosa 1930's   At least 10 years (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Sarasota     At least 10 years  

References

Pranty, B. 1996c. Field observations [summer report: June to July 1996]. Florida Field Naturalist 25:26-31.

Pranty, B., and S. Epps. In preparation. The exotic parrot fauna of Broward County.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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