The animal on the cover of 802.11 Security is an Indian ringnecked parakeet.Indian ringnecked parakeets are native to northern Africa and India, but are kept as pets all over the world.They get their name from the distinct black ring that males develop upon reaching maturity.
Though Indian ringnecked parakeets are usually green, breeders have been able to produce blue, yellow, and albino mutations. Their beaks are dark coral on top and black underneath. The birds can reach between 16 and 20 inches from the top of their heads to the tips of their long tails.
These parakeets are very playful and require a lot of attention when kept in captivity. They can learn to talk and are talented whistlers. When treated well and kept active, they can live up to 30 years.