Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Monk Parakeets 

A couple years ago we visited Calumet City near the Illinois/Indiana border south of Chicago to see the flocks of small green parrots that have made a home there. These monk parakeets have descended from local escapees who were brought from Argentina for the American pet trade.

In a residential neighborhood of small Calumet City, the parakeets live in communal nests weighing several hundred pounds. Truly worth a visit.

This article in the NY Times talk about the monk parakeet along with other animals that do well living in the human world.


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