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Monk Parakeets


Author:
Avery, Michael L. and Lindsay, James R.
Source:
Wildlife damage management technical series 2016
Year:
2016
Abstract:
Since their introduction to the United States in the 1960s, monk parakeets (Myiopsittamonachus) have thrived. Monk parakeets often construct nests on man-made structures, such as electric utility facilities and cell phone towers. Monk parakeets are non-native and not protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Their status at the State level varies considerably─from no regulation to complete protection. Thus, it is best to consult with the appropriate local wildlife management agency before initiating any control efforts. The monk parakeet is a popular cage bird, and although imports from South America have ceased, many are available in the U.S. through captive breeding and from individuals who take young birds from nests.
Format:
1 online resource (11 pages)
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Collection:
USDA publications