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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. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said in a statement that the monk parakeet was an invasive species. It announced measures to either rehouse the birds, remove their nests or shoot them. DEFRA said there are about 100 of the birds in the U.K., mainly in the southeast of England. DEFRA said that they have the potential to threaten...

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. Police told The Scotsman they believe the gang was stealing to order since they targeted a specific address and stole so many birds, some worth more than $163. A police spokesman said, Given the choice of birds stolen, it is suspected that the person or people responsible for this...

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. Nicknamed Hootie, the plastic owl sat there turning its head and hooting, designed to deceive gulls, pigeons or parakeets that it...


Latest Parakeet Reference Libraries

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...

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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...

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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...

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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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2009-04-07 18:22:50

The Red-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) is a species of bird native to New Zealand. It was once widespread across the islands and mainland of New Zealand. During the latter half of the 1800s it was extremely abundant. It is now extinct on the mainland of New Zealand and is confined to Stewart Island, Kapiti and Matiu/Somes Island, the Auckland Islands, Chatham Islands, and a few other offshore islands. The mainland extinction was due to introduction of other species, mostly...

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