|Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus|
The Monk Parakeet is distributed in central and northern Argentina, Paraguay, southern Bolivia, Uruguay and south Brazil. It is found in a variety of dry open and woodland habitats. In many areas it is a serious agricultural pest feeding off cereal crops and commercial fruit. There is a distribution map at NatureServe.
|It is distinguished by its
grey forehead and face, its pale bill, blue edging to the
primaries and a scaled effect on the breast. It builds very large
communal stick nests on the top of trees or utility posts as in
the second photo. These are the birds recorded by Jeremy
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