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2014-09-18 03:00:18

Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.

2011-04-25 12:57:39

The British government said this week that a species of parakeet which threatens wildlife and crops will be removed from the wild.

2009-07-06 18:00:59

Police in Brechin, Scotland, are looking for thieves who took 14 valuable birds from a collector. The budgerigars, called common parakeets in the United States, were taken when the house was burglarized on July 3.

2009-04-21 16:10:37

Power company Con Ed said about 1,500 customers in a New York neighborhood lost electricity due to Quaker parrots nesting in equipment. The company said the customers were without power for about 45 minutes Monday because of problems caused by the nests of the parrots, also known as monk parakeets, the New York Post reported Tuesday. These things are prolific -- very prolific -- and the reason they build these condos of nests around our lines is the warmth, Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert said....

2009-04-18 06:42:35

A group of Con Edison workers in New York City discovered that a battery-powered owl scared monk parakeets away from electrical equipment for months. The owl, bought at a garden shop, was mounted on a 24,000-volt feeder reclosure in the Whitestone neighborhood in Queens, where nesting parakeets had started several costly fires, The New York Times reported Friday.

Latest Parakeet Reference Libraries

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Pyrrhura frontalis
2009-06-04 22:10:28

The Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis) also known as the Reddish-bellied Parakeet, is a species of parrot native to southeastern Brazil to northeastern Argentina, including eastern Paraguay and Uruguay. Other names for this bird that are common to bird enthusiasts are Maroon-bellied Conure, Reddish-bellied Conure or Brown-eared Conure. Two subspecies are recognized. The Maroon-bellied Parakeet is commonly found in woodlands and forest edges. In the north of its range, it is found...

2009-04-14 16:12:23

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri) is a species of bird native to tropical South America south of the Amazon River basin from central Brazil to southern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Some birds that have been released into the wild from captivity have established self-sustaining populations in the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, California and Miami, Florida. It is also established in the downtown area of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where it had been...

2009-04-07 18:39:00

The Blue-crowned Parakeet (Aratinga acuticaudata), also known as the Blue-crowned Conure, or Sharp-tailed Conure, is a species of bird native to parts of South America, from eastern Colombia in the north to northern Argentina in the south. Its natural habitat is grassland, forest margins, and semi-arid regions. Members of the genus Aratinga are officially named parakeets by the AOU (American Ornithologist's Union), but are sometimes referred to as conures. This bird is about 14.5 inches...

2009-04-07 18:31:43

The Peach-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga aurea), also known as the Peach-fronted Conure, is a species of bird found in eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, northern Argentina and southern Suriname. It is widespread and occurs in semi-open and open habitats. This bird is recognized by its orange-yellow head. This coloring is lessened in young birds. Photo Copyright and Credit

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