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Wild Quaker Parrots at Brooklyn Bird Feeder

Quaker Parrots (aka Monk parakeets) at Brooklyn bird feeder: In 1967-68, 60,000 of them were shipped to NYC from Argentina for pet stores. One shipment was accidently released at JFK Airport. The birds survived in parklands nearby, then gradually moved to Brooklyn. Today, they’re also in NJ, CT, RI and …

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