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Thursday 28 November 2013

MONK PARAKEET (Myiopsitta monachus) pair at Desembocadura Del Guadalhorce, Park Natural, Malaga, Spain

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The Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) or Quaker Parrot is of the family Psittacidae which is in the genus Myiopsitta. This small South American parrot is native to the subtropical regions of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It also occurs in many countries, notably in North America and Europe, as an introduced species.

Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) distribution map   
RESIDENT - YEAR ROUND (Feral populations occur in many countries notably in North America and Europe)
Cephas, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons