From the Wild to Miami: The Parrot Invasion Story
From the Wild to Miami: The Parrot Invasion Story
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Parrots have become a regular sight across Miami – they’re unofficial mascots of the city’s vibrant culture. Red-masked, blue-crowned, and monk parakeets are just some of the species brightening the urban landscape.

But parrots aren’t native to Florida, and these feathered residents are actually exotic pets turned feral. What started Miami’s parrot invasion? And how does it impact the local ecosystem? Can birds like parakeets coexist alongside species native to South Florida? We check out this colorful story and meet some researchers trying to tackle the problem.

 

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