Introduction

PARROTS OF FLORIDA


Through out this site, we'll be learning together, about Florida's Parrot populations.

We'll be looking at what kinds of Parrots are wild in Florida, and where the populations are.

Maybe you have had a Parrot sighting in Florida.

Please share it with us. You can share by clicking "COMMENTS" on any post.

Some visitors have graced us with more than one photo. Additional pictures can be found in the left column



You may notice, throughout this site, that I mention the Quaker Parrot/Monk Parrakeet repeatedly. Well, I may be partial to one species of Parrot, but I am amazed by them all!!

Please share your Wild Parrot Pics, in Fl., no matter the species.

Click on any pic to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quaker Parrots (Monk Parakeets)

This photo of Wild Monks, was take in Deerfield Beach, across the street from The City Hall. The Quaker Parrot's average length, is about 12 inches. That makes the Satellite Dish, about six feet across.

The nest behind the dish, may occupy dozens of mated pairs. Each pair, has it's own residence in this "Condo". Individual units are attached to the structure, creating an apartment bldg., or condo like structure. Each unit consists of three chambers, entrance, living quarters, and bed room. The bed room's main purpose, is for incubation, and weening the young.

The Monk Parakeet is the only species of Parrot, that builds a stick nest.

You can learn a lot more about Monks @ jayteesquakerparrots.

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These pictures of Quaker parrots were taken downtown St. Petersburg. We followed the noise to a birdfeeder in front of a house.