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Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Quaker Parakeet, Gray-breasted Parakeet, Grey-breasted Parakeet
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Siesta Key, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Feb 11, 2004 © William Hull  Celery Fields, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Nov 10, 2004 © William Hull  Anna Maria Island, Manatee County, Florida, USA - Nov 4, 2005 © William Hull  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - Dec, 2003 © Kent Nickell  Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset 
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Temperate se. South America;
(1) Se. Bolivia, Paraguay, s. Brazil and n. Argentina.
(2) Se. Brazil, Uruguay and ne. Argentina.
(3) W. Argentina.
Introduced to the e. United States (Chicago, Illinois and Sarasota, Florida (Siesta Key and Celery Fields)), West Indies (Bahamas and Puerto Rico) and Europe.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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