|Family||African and New World Parrots|
Native to South America, this parakeet became common around Miami and elsewhere in southern Florida during the 1960s and 1970s after large numbers escaped from captivity. It has become less numerous there since the early 1980s. A few also live in a feral state in California.
Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds
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Songs and CallsA rapid series of shrill metallic notes.
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