Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1980's
Extirpated year: 1987
Established status: Species were
formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.
Estimated Florida range: 1 county
Not reported breeding
Statewide trend: No current
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
Species Account: Native to
Venezuela and Netherlands Antilles.
Habitats: Central or core urban
||Not reported breeding
Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The
birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville,
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