All registrations must be approved by an admin. Having problems with registration? E-mail us at indianringnecks@gmail.com

IRN classfication

Hang out, kick back, relax and chat in "The IRN Lounge". Excellent place for general conversation, idle chat and off topic threads. Anything goes!!!

Moderator: Mods

Post Reply
mosschops12
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 2:39 am

IRN classfication

Post by mosschops12 » Thu May 20, 2010 5:20 am

just a quick qustion why are irn classed as a parakeet but harns marcorws are around the same size and they are referd to a parrot :?:

User avatar
333greenbean333
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:23 pm

Re: IRN classfication

Post by 333greenbean333 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:11 pm

I think its because of the long tails ringnecks have :lol:
(((((((((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))))
((((((((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))))
((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))
((((((((((()))))))))))
(((((()))))
Image

User avatar
smallworld
Posts: 296
Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:30 pm

Re: IRN classfication

Post by smallworld » Fri May 21, 2010 11:46 pm

David is right there :) . Its the body to tail length ratio but this is a loose and folk form of classifying parrots. As you see, parakeets are parrots as well. Example: The budgie is considered to be a parakeet, whereas the lovebird is referred to in alot of literature as a little parrot. So you see, they are about the same size, maybe with a slight difference. The only real difference is the tail length of budgie.

So if you must have a classification that fits your needs, always use the taxonomic classification. Its accurate and theres no misinterpretation. At the end of the day, parakeets are parrots as well :)

louieirn
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Contact:

Re: IRN classfication

Post by louieirn » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:54 pm

Exactly, even though they same they are Parakeets, they are also parrots. So I use the parrot name more often, so people understand they are nothing like a budgie, beak, abilities(using feet to each & play), speaking ability, etc. I thought it had something to do with their bone structure, too.
LOUIE, LIBBY & MIMI (mom)

ateneoblue
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:30 am
Location: manila, phil.

Re: IRN classfication

Post by ateneoblue » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:19 am

long tail.. small beak= parakeet
short tail.. big beak= parrot


... except for macaw which has long tail and big beak..
"GOD IS GREAT"

Post Reply