Monk(ey) Parakeets

April 13, 2014 at 7:53 am (Bird photography, Birds- Florida, Great Florida Birding Trail, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , )

Monk Parakeet at feeder, Boynton Beach, Florida

Monk Parakeet at feeder, Boynton Beach, Florida

Some folks love these loud, noisy exotics.  Some people hate ’em.  The Monk Parakeet is a pet shop escapee (or likely set free by owners who tired of them) and is now a staple in Florida and other states.  It is also called the Quaker Parakeet or Monk Parrot.

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They live and travel in flocks, and can be quite entertaining.  They are also a nuisance when they build their nests in transmission power lines and cause electrical shorts. Read the rest of this entry »

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