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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of Parakeets

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There are many types of parakeets seen in North America. Some are becoming quite common, such as the Mitred Parakeet seen in Miami, Florida or the Green Parakeet found in McAllen, Texas. Today parakeets are found throughout California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and some are even found in New York City. These bird species are social in nature, where you find one, there are probably more. These birds are more often heard than seen. Because of their nature, they tend to stay hidden in the leaves of large trees and are camouflaged by their green plumage.

Parakeets that may be seen in North America are the Black-hooded Parakeet, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Blue-crowned Parakeet, Dusky-headed Parakeet,Green Parakeet, Hispaniolan Parakeet, Mitred Parakeet, Monk Parakeet, Orange-chinned Parakeet, Red-masked Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, White-winged Parakeet and Yellow-chevron-Parakeet. None of these birds are native to North America and the Carolina Parakeet was the only native bird to the continent but it became extinct at the turn of the 20th century because of overhunting.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds