Green plumage; red curved bill; long tail. Males have a black neck band that terminates under the bill.
Noisy and capable of mimicking human speech. Roosts in social colonies in trees and wall crevices.
Nuts, seeds, fruit, and vegetables.
Introduced as a pet from West Africa, currently established in wooded areas and urban gardens in northwestern Jordan, the Dead Sea region, Aqaba, and Azraq. Nests in trees and wall crevices.