Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 2000
Established status: Species are
present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only
with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.
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
Species Account: Native to
India. It is a granivorous species.
Habitats: Central or core
||Not reported breeding
||1 seen in Gulfport (Pranty 2001a)
Pranty, B. 2001a. Field observations [summer
report: June-July 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 29:33-40.
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