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And a little American-or-wherever-centric maybe? (Anonymous Coward) 129.199.159.143 (talk) 06:56, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

contested statements removed[edit]

  • Budgerigar Feral Budgerigars have existed since the 1940s in the St Petersburg, Florida area of the United States, but have decreased since the early 1980s. Colder than normal winter temperatures in some years and increased competition from European Starlings appear to be the main reasons for the declining population.{{Fact|date=August 2007}}
  • Alexandrine Parakeet Often flocking with the naturalized P. krameri populations in Belgium and England are smaller populations of Alexandrine Parakeets (Psittacula eupatria).{{Fact|date=August 2007}}
  • Monk Parakeet (Quaker Parakeet} Populations of the Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) have established themselves in many areas of the United States and Spain.{{Fact|date=August 2007}}
  • Many states in the U.S. have now enacted laws banning some of the above species & most particularly monk (aka quaker) Parakeet/Parrot from being sold, bred, or kept as pets.{{Fact|date=August 2007}}
  • [Rose-ringed Parakeets] are believed (and in some cases documented{{Fact|date=December 2006}}) to have descended from escaped or released pets.

Please don't return any of this information to the article without a citation--BirgitteSB 19:12, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

article is questionably objective; needs citations; etc.[edit]

Someone who knows how to do this, please flag this article as "questionably objective" and "needs citations" (and "needs reorganization": why are the things in the "other" category not classified as the ones above it?).

It's also (very?) incomplete; it needs to at least acknowledge that there are many more feral parrots worldwide than are listed here (e.g., http://www.hear.org/alienspeciesinhawaii/waringreports/parrot.htm, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/global/story.asp?s=10372980, http://www.cityparrots.com/post/the-wild-parrots-of-kailua-kona).

Sorry to just be adding comments without fixing the problems, but I'm not an expert in this area/don't have time/inclination to fix this stuff, but just wanted to point out a few things to those who might be experts/willing.

Aloha, philiptdotcom (talk) 19:17, 25 July 2010 (UTC)


Genuinely Agree with this. Had updated relevant information - sighting references - for the parrot species in my homeland of New Zealand as I know there was misleading information regarding current status, locations, history etc. Plus some added information on rosellas on Maui, & Norfolk Island. My genuine updates were all removed, leaving a lackluster article - I'm undoing them being removed, shortly. Cool if more information & specifics added for other species however, otherwise it may look like NZ has a disproportionate amount of introduced species.

Regards JH (talk) 17:39, 02 October 2014

I reverted your edits because they contained substantial copyright violations. Feel free to update the article without ripping text directly from copyrighted sources, however. DoctorKubla (talk) 08:05, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

"Feral" used incorrect[edit]

The term feral is used incorrectly here. Feral refers to domesticated animals regaining a life in the wild. Most introduced parrot populations however stem from wild caught birds that where transported trough trade but where not domesticated. The correct term to use is in Introduced or Neozoon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.171.147.35 (talk) 08:24, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

I was under the impression that the origin of most of these 'non native' flocks was unknown anyway, with various unconfirmed stories and urban legends circulating about how the colony founders came to be there. Do you have access to published studies/books/etc. (bearing in mind WP:RELIABLESOURCES) which state definitively that these birds (or certain flocks thereof) originated from escaped wild-caught parrots? --Kurt Shaped Box (talk) 04:22, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Most parrots have been in captivity for only a few generations. The burden of proof is reverse. Proof if any of the introduced parrot population is actually feral. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.173.177.3 (talk) 21:41, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

"Feral" is a domesticated species which has reverted back to the wild. These organisms were never domesticated, genetically altered by selective breeding in captivity by man. I like a new word, but "Neozoon" implies an invasive species. Rosellas in New Zealand are hardly invasive as they generally occupy a non-native niche, feeding on introduced plants & hardly competing with native birds. "Introduced" is a more appropriate word ornithologically speaking, but criteria should be set at birds breeding in the wild, & able to sustain themselves without human help. Also "Non-native ecosystem" is not quite correct either, parrots are adaptive, & one species may occupy many different types of ecosystem in their native land. JH (talk) 18:02, 02 October 2014

Soviet Union[edit]

During the 80s and up to mid-90s small flocks of budgerigars were spotted in various cities of the Soviet Union. Most of them were hanging around with sparrows and were seen mostly on beaches and in parks. Their ability to survive during the winter was doubtful and therefore some individuals tried to catch some of them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.191.206.10 (talk) 18:01, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Parrots in London[edit]

Also [1] We have a few escapee that have gone on to form a fair size colony. The RSBP are monitoring them, but it's a problem in London and thought it should be noted on the article. Govvy (talk) 12:38, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

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