The Quaker Parrots

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History of the Quaker parrots, is phenomenal. Shortly after settling, the monk parakeet became an agricultural pest. The nonnatives grew at rapid pace, and build heavy nests on power lines. As a result, many short circuits were caused in urban areas, and some power lines were damaged. these birds are not cavity nesters, which means unlike a woodpecker they don’t dig in the trees to create nests in trees, but rather gather sticks to form a nest. Monk parakeet typically makes home for themselves in open woods, palm groves, power line, and cultivated lands. In the 1970’s a national eradication program was in effect due to an alarming number of monks. According to (AVERY 2012) “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated a nationwide control and
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