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Watch | Why is Andhra Pradesh facing backlash for its new State bird?

The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula Krameri), known as the ‘Ramachilaka’, is very popular with poets and lyricists. Ideal couples are compared to a pair of parakeets. The male is distinguished by a rose-pink collar. The quintessential female is ‘chilaka’.

Though there was general appreciation when the State government had announced the dimorphic bird as the State bird recently, it has also triggered a debate.

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