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Psittaciformes > Psittacidae

Monk Parakeet

Myiopsitta monachus

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Native to South America, where it is found in various open habitats, especially rural agricultural areas and towns. Introduced colonies can be found in large cities. Bright lime green above with whitish face and chest, pinkish bill, and blue wingtips. Builds enormous stick nests, often on large structures like cell phone towers and power poles. Listen for its harsh, screeching voice.

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