Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1992
Established status: Species have
populations whose status is unknown.
Estimated Florida range: 1 county
Not reported breeding
Statewide trend: Unknown
Threats to natives: Members of the
parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which
can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and
turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can
be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly
quarantined that are released into the wild. This species
also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to
native cavity nesters.
Species Account: Ranges from
India through Southeast Asia.
Habitats: Central or core
||Not reported breeding
Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida.
American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado,
Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The
birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville,
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