December 23, 2012

Istanbul Home to Afro-Asian Parrot Species


The number of “Psittacula” ringed-necked parakeets is increasing every day in Istanbul. The parakeets, which were first brought to Istanbul by animal sellers and are said to have settled in the city after escaping from their cages, have acclimatized to the local climate and can mostly be seen in green neighborhoods such as Sultanahmet, Yeşilköy and Florya.

The Psittacula parakeets have been spotted in Istanbul trees for two decades, with officials saying that this type of parakeet has existed in Istanbul since 1992.

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