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Exotic Birds in North America

Oiseaux exotiques

Psittacidae, Cacatuidae

Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities

Exotic birds in North America is a collection of images of parrots, parakeets, macaws, cockatoos, cockatiels and other birds seen in North American bird centres and zoos. Some of the bird species that have been seen are escapees or domestic birds released in the southern regions of North America.

exotic birds in North America

It is becoming a common ocurrence to see these birds in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California. Large flocks of parrots and parakeets can be seen leaving their roosting areas in the morning and re-gathering in the evenings in various cities in southeastern Texas daily.

Most of these exotic birds are known for the noise they make as they perch in the tree tops or as they commute to their feeding areas. Almost all the bird species in the psittacidae and have multi-coloured plumage, large beaks and feed on nuts and fruit.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds