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Wild Parrot Nest Teardowns in Brooklyn
Sunday, May 08 2005 @ 11:16 PM UTC
Contributed by: brooklynparrots
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General News Last Tuesday, May 3rd, a concerned resident of Brooklyn witnessed Con Edison contractors tearing down a mid-sized monk parrot nest built on a pole supporting a power transformer. This action appears to signal the opening salvo in the annual battle between New York City's utility company and the wild parrots of Brooklyn.

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Species under threat
Sunday, April 24 2005 @ 06:07 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 4909
Conservation The Cape parrot is a species endemic to South Africa and classified as critically endangered. A local artist has now helped to raise funds for the survival of the bird. There are currently fewer than 500 left in the wild. Key threats are habitat destruction, seasonal depletion of food sources, disease, low suitable nest-site availability and illegal trapping for trade. The distribution of the parrot is restricted to fragmented Afro-montane forests. Cape parrots are habitat and dietary specialists dependent on yellowwood trees.

Both the parrot and tree species are victims of illegal trade.

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Petco gives in to activists, will stop selling parrots
Sunday, April 24 2005 @ 06:02 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 22799
General News SAN DIEGO -- Petco Animal Supplies Inc. said Tuesday it will stop selling large birds in a deal with an animal rights group, which agreed to end its boycott.

Amazon and African grey parrots, cockatoos and macaws will no longer be sold at Petco stores.

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Photo Essay: Brooklyn Parrots
Friday, April 01 2005 @ 04:25 AM UTC
Contributed by: brooklynparrots
Views: 9872
General News Dear fellow wild parrot fans.

I've created a brief photo essay describing the life and times of my favorite bunch of feathered Brooklynites: the wild monk parakeets of Brooklyn College.

www.brooklynparrots.com

Although New York is a city that prides itself as being "in the know", I'm amazed at how many people regard the Brooklyn feral parakeets as "urban legends", at least until they see these birds up-close-and-personal!


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Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots
Saturday, February 12 2005 @ 02:57 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Conservation CARIBBEAN NATIONAL FOREST, Puerto Rico -- Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation.

Researchers estimate only 30 to 35 Puerto Rican parrots remain in the wild, making it one of the world's 10 most endangered birds.

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Ring neck parrots in Germany
Friday, January 28 2005 @ 08:03 PM UTC
Contributed by: Janice
Views: 14137
General News While visiting Mannheim, Germany (near Heidelberg) last May (04) we were surprised to find a large flock of feral Alexandrine Ringneck parrots nesting at the Schwetzingen Castle park.
Our friend in Mannheim says they often visit his walnut trees, and chase little birds away from his feeder. He mentions they wake him up rather frequently as well.
Apparently the cold temperatures are not a problem for this hardy species!
If you go, be sure to take your binoculars!

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