The Psittacula genus comprises 15 species and several subspecies. Most species have mostly a green plumage and different colors on the head. The bill is large and strong and the tail is long.

The genus is geographically widespread with most species found in South-East Asia but also Africa and some islands in the Indian Ocean.

They are commonly known as  Afro-Asian ringnecked parakeets. They are good flyers and should be kept in a spacious aviary. Most species may appear aggressively and should be kept in pairs.

The Rose-ringed Parakeet is one of the most widely distributed of all parrots and was the first bird to be breed in captivity. People in India started breeding these birds more than 3,000 years ago introducing several colour mutations. They were admired for their beautiful colors and ability to speak and was considered a popular status symbol in Indian culture. Even the royals prized the Rose-ringed Parakeet. It was the first parrot to be introduced in Europe, where the Greeks started breeding these beautiful parrots.

Species and subspecies

  • Psittacula alexandri - Red-breasted Parakeet
    • Psittacula alexandri abbotti
    • Psittacula alexandri alexandri
    • Psittacula alexandri cala
    • Psittacula alexandri dammermani
    • Psittacula alexandri fasciata
    • Psittacula alexandri kangeanensis
    • Psittacula alexandri major
  • Psittacula calthrapae - Layard's Parakeet
  • Psittacula caniceps - Nicobar Parakeet
  • Psittacula columboides - Malabar Parakeet
  • Psittacula cyanocephala - Plum-headed Parakeet
  • Psittacula derbiana - Derbyan Parakeet
  • Psittacula eques - Echo Parakeet
    • Psittacula eques echo
    • Psittacula eques eques
  • Psittacula eupatria - Alexandrine Parakeet
    • Psittacula eupatria avensis
    • Psittacula eupatria eupatria
    • Psittacula eupatria magnirostris
    • Psittacula eupatria nipalensis
    • Psittacula eupatria siamensis
  • Psittacula exsul - Newton's Parakeet
  • Psittacula finschii - Gray-headed Parakeet
  • Psittacula himalayana - Slaty-headed Parakeet
  • Psittacula krameri - Rose-ringed Parakeet
    • Psittacula krameri borealis
    • Psittacula krameri krameri
    • Psittacula krameri manillensis
    • Psittacula krameri parvirostris
  • Psittacula longicauda - Long-tailed Parakeet
    • Psittacula longicauda defontainei
    • Psittacula longicauda longicauda
    • Psittacula longicauda modesta
    • Psittacula longicauda nicobarica
    • Psittacula longicauda tytleri
  • Psittacula roseata - Blossom-headed Parakeet
    • Psittacula roseata juneae
    • Psittacula roseata roseata
  • Psittacula wardi - Seychelles Parakeet