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From South America, naturalized in Florida
Urban barrier island
Ceherzog, can you explain me the difference between "invasive" and "naturalized" species? It seems, to me, that both terms mean the same...
Glad to see such nice close ups! I was able to get some photos of them but I couldn't get too close.
I was working on Mac-dill Air-force base when I saw them flying in Flocks, There was also wild flamingos there! But no cameras allowed on base!
I'm not sure about their range...I was thinking they are subtropical. But there used to be a parakeet that ranged into the Carolinas, at least but is now extinct, the Carolina Parakeet.Where do you live in FL now?
I have seen these in flocks when I worked in Tampa, I have not seen them in north Florida. I thought they were parrots.Good photos.
No eating the fruit from a Cabbage Palm. They are pretty common here at the beach.
Is he or she making a nest?
Spotted on Mar 29, 2011 Submitted on Mar 29, 2011
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