Nonnatives - Crimson-fronted Parakeet

Crimson-fronted Parakeet - Aratinga finschi

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1980's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

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: Ranges from Nicaragua to Panama.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1980's   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Dade 1980's   Not reported breeding No recent sightings.

References

Pranty, B., and S. Epps. In preparation. The exotic parrot fauna of Broward County.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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