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Monk parakeet. Cotorra argentina

Myiopsitta monachus


It measures 30 cm long and weighs 140 grams on average. It is characterized by its light green color, more grayish towards the chest. Horn-colored bill and grayish legs.


It originates in the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining wild populations are found in many places, primarily in North America and Europe.


These imported exotic birds are a serious problem, as they threaten native fauna, for example sparrows; transmit diseases to other birds or humans; and their nests are considered a "risk to the integrity and life of people" because they weigh a lot — normal, between 40 and 50 kilos, but can reach 200.

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eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

València, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Mar 7, 2021
Submitted on Mar 7, 2021

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