Flash at night gave this wild Rose-ringed Parakeet some bright color and made it look almost neon.
Their colors aren’t quite as striking in natural light, but they are still very bright. This one had a nice blue tail that matched the sky.
They make a nice couple.
Lots of pretty Rose-ringed Parakeets to be seen in Downtown Honolulu.
The Rose-ringed Parakeet is becoming a common sight in urban Honolulu.
Flocks can often be seen overhead, screeching as they pass.
It’s widely believed that they are descendants of escaped caged birds, perhaps from a former tourist attraction.
While they’re not inherently a big threat to local plants and animals, there is growing concern that they’re numbers are growing fast enough to make them a threat.
In the meantime, they’re beautiful to look at and add a certain tropical cachet to Honolulu.