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White-winged Parakeet

Brotogeris versicolurus

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.
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.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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A rapid series of shrill metallic notes.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the White-winged Parakeet

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures.

Climate threats facing the White-winged Parakeet

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.

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