Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds

Visitors to Chicago’s Hyde Park or New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery may be surprised to hear the raucous squawks of lime-green monk parakeets. These birds, descendants of escaped pets, have managed to create thriving colonies in these cities despite the annual cold weather. It turns out they’re far from unusual—escaped…Read more...

Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds

When Stephen Pruett-Jones, Ph.D., an ecologist at the University of Chicago, first came to Chicago in 1988, he stumbled on a unique piece of the city's history: the monk parakeets of Hyde Park.

Tue 14 May 19 from Phys.org

Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds, Tue 14 May 19 from ScienceDaily

Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds, Tue 14 May 19 from Eurekalert

Escaped parrots are now living, roosting in 23 US states

The greenest immigrant community in the US, certainly.

Wed 15 May 19 from ZME Science

Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America

Tue 14 May 19 from Gizmodo

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