On a number of occasions I’ve seen these parrots (or rather parakeets) flying wild in Israel. Near the airport there is a flock of hundreds, my son saw some in Haifa, and I caught these pictures in Eilat.
I thought they were perhaps escaped pets, though it seems they are a native bird that expanded it’s range…they like the coastal areas…more tropical, wetter, and less cold in winter.
Wikipedia - The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a gregarious tropical Afro-Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range…. African rose-ringed parakeet (P. k. krameri): native to western Africa in Guinea, Senegal, and southern Mauritania, east to western Uganda and southern Sudan, Egypt. Resident among the Nile valley, it is sometimes seen on the north coast and Sinai. The African parakeet also started to breed in Israel in the 1980s and is considered an invasive species.
They’re very cool to see when flocking, although quite nosy when nesting. I’m not sure if they’re also taken as pets, but they seem to be doing well in Israel (Tel Aviv, Lod, Haifa, and Eilat at least).