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myimon11367.jpg (61243 bytes) Quaker Parrot Alternate name
Myiopsitta monachus Scientific name
Psittaciformes Order
Psittacidae Family
29 cm Length
Dry woodland, savanna & shrubland, up to 3,000m. In:- Argentina, Austria introduced, Bahamas introduced, Brazil, Belgium introduced, Bermuda introduced, Bolivia, Cayman Islands introduced, Chile introduced, Czech Republic introduced, France introduced, Germany introduced, Guadeloupe introduced, Japan introduced, Paraguay, Puerto Rico introduced, Slovakia introduced, Spain introduced, Uruguay, Slovakia introduced , Virgin Islands introduced. Habitat-Altitude-Range
5 - 7 White eggs. Clutch
Seed, fruit, shoots, buds, insects & larvae. Food  
Gregarious Habits
1607 World Number
Least concern. Status

Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved          

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Monk Parakeet calls
(Myiopsitta monachus)
Paul Smith XC15645
02-10-2007, Paraguay


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