- Title: Wings of Joy: Indian woman feeds three dozen parakeets visiting her everyday
- Date: 24th August 2021
- Summary: PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (AUGUST 24, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PARAKEETS EATING FROM FEEDING TRAYS VARIOUS PUNE RESIDENT, RADHIKA SONAWANE HAND-FEEDING PARAKEET PARAKEET EATING PEANUT (SOUNDBITE) (English) PUNE RESIDENT, RADHIKA SONAWANE, SAYING: "Before the one-and-a-half year, they were coming but nowadays the number is increasing day-by-dayâ€¦like 30-35-40 and there are two types of parrots, Indian ring-necked and an Alexandrine parakeet. So, earlier, the Indian-ring-necked used to come but later on Alexandrine parakeet, they started coming in large numbers. So, nowadays, they come every day. And in terms of relation, there is some kind of bond I have developed with them." PARAKEET MOVING ON WINDOW GRILL PARAKEETS ON WINDOW GRILL AS SONAWANE STANDS IN KITCHEN VARIOUS OF SONAWANE FEEDING PARAKEET PARAKEET EATING PEANUT KEPT ON WINDOW EDGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) PUNE RESIDENT, RADHIKA SONAWANE, SAYING: "I observed and learned how to offer peanuts or food to them so that they will get comfortable but everyone is not comfortable...there are two-three friendly parrots who just like to be hand-fed but the speciality is that they don't prefer the feeder then, they only prefer the hand-feeding once they get used to it. So that's the special part about it." VARIOUS OF PARAKEETS SITTING ON WINDOW GRILLS PARAKEETS EATING FROM FEEDER TRAYS VARIOUS OF PARAKEETS SITTING ON TREE BRANCHES PARAKEETS EATING FROM FEEDER TRAYS
- Embargoed: 7th September 2021 12:21
- Keywords: India Maharashtra Parakeets bird-feeder bird-lover greenery lockdown Pune trees
- Location: PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERN2B7Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:An Indian banker living in India's western Pune city is visited by more than three dozen winged friends every day.
About 35-40 Indian ring-necked and Alexandrine parakeets flock to Radhika Sonawane's balcony and hang on the feeder trays and some special ones who like to be hand-fed perch on the window grills of her kitchen.
Sonawane said the birds bring her joy as she patiently waits for their arrival both in the morning and evening.
"In terms of relation, there is some kind of bond I have developed with them," Sonawane said, adding that the number of parakeets that visit her has increased during the lockdown.
The spectacularly green, with a tinge of red coloured Indian ring-necked parakeet is also known as 'talking birds' as they can imitate the human voice.
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