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Conservation status: Introduced

The UK's only naturalised parrot - it is large, long-tailed and green with a red beak and a pink and black ring around its face and neck. In flight it has pointed wings, a long tail and very steady, direct flight. Often found in flocks, numbering hundreds at a roost site, it can be very noisy.

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Overview

Latin name

Psittacula krameri

Family

Parrots

Where to see them

Found mainly in south-east England, particularly Surrey, Kent and Sussex.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Fruit, berries, nuts and seeds.

Population

EuropeUK breeding*UK wintering*UK passage*
-8,600 pairs--

Distribution

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