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The Monk Parakeet is a species of parrot. It originates from the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining feral populations occur in many places, mainly in North America and Europe.

The Monk Parakeet is 30 cm long and weighs 100 gm. It has bright green upperparts. The forehead and breast are pale grey with darker scalloping and the rest of the underparts are very-light green to yellow. The remiges are dark blue, and the tail is long and tapering. The bill is orange. The call is a loud.


Monk Parakeet, White Rock Creek Greenbelt
Monk Parakeet, White Rock Creek Greenbelt

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