Nonnatives - Alexandrine Parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet - Psittacula eupatria

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1992

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

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 urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1992   Not reported breeding Escapees

References

Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

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