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Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus


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Monk Parakeet, adult in wild
credit: Lip Kee Yap/CCSA

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Family: Psittacidae, Parrots and Allies view all from this family

Description Looks long-tailed in flight, and when perched it is recognized by its pale face and underparts, green-capped appearance to rear of head, and otherwise greenish upperparts except for the blue flight feathers.

Dimensions Length: 11" (28 cm)

Range Mid-Atlantic, New England, Florida

Discussion Distinctive South American species with well-established and possibly increasing feral populations in several areas.