Since August this year, we have had a family of 5 green parrots (or parakeets) making their way to our neighbour’s balcony. They screech across from the tower opposite ours to the tower that’s adjacent and then more recently two of them have started to sit on the air conditioner in our neighbour’s balcony. I have kept green chillies for them on the window sill and they have taken them. Infact one day one of them came and sat looking into our house and saying something in bird language :).
Coincidentally I took a picture on Oct 21st when our dear friends Rajesh, Seema, Swati and Manish had come over for dinner and then again on Dec 21st. The reason I mention Rajesh’s name is because he insists there are no parrots in Gurgaon, only parakeets and well, how can I just accept it ??:):). I couldn’t show the pic taken on Oct 21st to him as we had even more interesting topics to chat about. So now I am posting the pics on the blog and hoping that some bird expert can confirm if these are parrots or parakeets !!
I think these two have have built a nest here and have babies because they are screeching and shooing away a kite that makes the rounds ! Interestingly one of them has a black and pink ring around its neck while the other one has none. As per wikipedia, the one with the ring is a male and the other one is a female.
Also what else can they be fed ? Corn? Fruits? Please suggest as I have no clue as to what they eat.