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Black-hooded Parakeet

Nandayus nenday


From South America, naturalized in Florida


Urban barrier island

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Ceherzog, can you explain me the difference between "invasive" and "naturalized" species? It seems, to me, that both terms mean the same...

LaurieWinters 10 years ago

Glad to see such nice close ups! I was able to get some photos of them but I couldn't get too close.

p.young713 11 years ago

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!

ceherzog 11 years ago

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?

p.young713 11 years ago

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.

ceherzog 11 years ago

No eating the fruit from a Cabbage Palm. They are pretty common here at the beach.

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Is he or she making a nest?

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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2011
Submitted on Mar 29, 2011

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