[CT Birds] monk parakeets

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Wed Jan 9 23:34:46 EST 2013

Thanks, Amy, for these notes:  I'm glad to know they aren't in competition, my major fear.  As for range, with warming that may change.

On Jan 9, 2013, at 10:57 PM, Amy Hopkins wrote:

> They have not displaced native species either in habitat or nesting sites.  They are not competing with native birds for food.  They have never been shown in the U.S. to be an agricultural pest, despite fears.  The monk parakeet population in CT is fairly stable since this is the northern end of their range and weather conditions do no lend themselves to widespread proliferation.

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