Brooklyn's loudest...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by zettapixel, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    Finally took FD 200/2.8 on a visit to my parents in Bensonhurst. The reason: there is a large pine tree nearby their building populated with green parrots. They built giant nests (probably sort of apartment buildings of their own) and have the tree pretty much to themselves. Well, they are better looking than pigeons but also quite a bit louder.
    Apparently, based on this article, these are Quaker parrots originally from Argentina.

    I wanted to catch one for a long time but always forgot to take a telephoto with me. Here's one:

  2. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    I didn't know parrots were wild in the States
  3. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    When I lived in Puerto Rico in the mid 60s, I saw a lot of them and paid particular attention to them while I was waiting for my school bus. There was a local flock of them that flitted from tree to tree in the magnolia and mango trees in our area. I don't think they are indigenous to PR either, but I'm sure they could thrive there if enough of them were set free.
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