Definition of ring-necked in English:


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  • Used in names of birds and reptiles with a band or bands of color around the neck, e.g., ring-necked pheasant.
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    • The four-year study focused on the rose-ringed, or ring-necked, parakeet, a type of parrot.
    • The vividly coloured birds, thought to be ring-necked parakeets, have made their home in the Surrey outpost after originally being brought to the UK as pets from the Indian sub-continent.
    • According to Jeffery sightings of brightly coloured and noisy birds roosting are the UK's only naturalised parrot the ring-necked parakeet.

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