Friday, April 08, 2005

A Parrot Grows In Brooklyn

And Chicago, and Los Angeles, and Miami. Flocks of Monk Parakeets (also known as Quaker Parrots) have set up housekeeping in cities across North America. Despite the taxonomic confusion over their name, the birds have adapted to the cold weather, and are competing with native species like pigeons, and other invaders like house sparrows.


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