Nonnatives - Orange-chinned Parakeet

Orange-chinned Parakeet - Brotogeris jugularis

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 3 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: Several hundred of these birds were illegally imported and then confiscated in Miami in the late 1960s. Some escaped while they were being quarantined (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1970's   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1960's   Not reported breeding Often seen in flocks of Canary-winged Parakeets.
Monroe 1970's   Not reported breeding  

References

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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