Andhra Pradesh

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.

Printable version | May 12, 2021 5:49:52 PM |

Next Story