Historically, most management efforts toward Monk Parakeets, both in the U.S. and in South America, have been directed at curbing their populations because of their reputation as an agricultural pest.
Breast is gray, variably barred by dark edges on feathers. Monk Parakeet is mostly green with pale grey to whitish forehead, face, chin and throat. HABITAT SELECTION BY THE MONK PARAKEET DURING COLONIZATION OF A NEW AREA IN SPAIN' DANIEL SOL, DAVID M. SANTOS, ELIAS FERIA AND JORDI CLAVELL Museu de Zoologia, Ap. Wings are dull green with blue-black flight feathers. The population of The Monk Parakeet is greater then anyone suspects I live in the Pleasant Grove area and see them everyday flying over head. Its large stick nest is unique among psittaciforms. And when I say flock I mean flocks of them! Rate of Spread: Many North American cities now have local colonies of Monk Parakeets, established by birds escaped from captivity.
It is native to South America, but some have escaped from captivity in the United States and now nest in several states. It may come as a surprise to see noisy, green-and-gray parrots racing through cities in the U.S. The lifespan of a Monk Parakeet is 15 to 20 years in the wild and 25 to 30 years in captivity. The Monk Parakeet has a large range, estimated globally at 2,800,000 square kilometers. The Natural Habitat of Parakeets By Barbara Bean-Mellinger ... More than 120 species and sub-species of parakeets -- with names like Indian ringneck parakeet and Alexandrine parakeet -- originated in different parts of the world, ranging from Asia to South America, all having different habitats. This behavior allows the Monk Parakeet to more readily adapt to landscape change than other parrot species, which often decline in response to logging, habitat loss, and the removal of suitable nest trees.
This species is green overall, with a gray face and breast, blue primaries and outer secondaries, and a flesh-colored bill. It occurs from southern Bolivia and southern Brazil south through central Argentina.
Belly and vent are yellow.
The Monk parakeet is a small, bright-green parrot with a greyish breast and greenish-yellow abdomen. Monk Parakeet: Medium parakeet, green overall, gray forehead, cheeks, lores, throat. Belly and vent are yellow. With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, Arkive.org featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species.