Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1993
Established status: Species have
populations whose status is unknown.
Estimated Florida range: 1 county
Not reported breeding
Statewide trend: Unknown
Threats to natives: Members
of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971,
which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens
and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species
can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly
quarantined that are released into the wild. This species
also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to
native cavity nesters.
Species Account: Native to
northern South America.
||Not reported breeding
||1 near Miami-Dade Airport
Pranty, B. 1994d. Field observations [fall report:
August-November 1993]. Florida Field Naturalist 22:57-68.
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