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Brooklyn Wild Parrots

Postby Pajarita » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:10 am

Very nice video and story about the feral quakers in Brooklyn.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2017/04/06 ... -big-story
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Re: Brooklyn Wild Parrots

Postby Rmoses » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:31 am

Please, somebody give these parrots a compass so they can fly south for the winter.
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Re: Brooklyn Wild Parrots

Postby Bird woman » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:04 am

This must be why several places outlaw them. The communities they build supply heat for all so I'm going to assume the colder the climate the bigger the colonies? BW
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Re: Brooklyn Wild Parrots

Postby Pajarita » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:44 am

Rmoses wrote:Please, somebody give these parrots a compass so they can fly south for the winter.


:lol: They don't migrate... they don't even fly far for foraging.
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Re: Brooklyn Wild Parrots

Postby Pajarita » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:48 am

Bird woman wrote:This must be why several places outlaw them. The communities they build supply heat for all so I'm going to assume the colder the climate the bigger the colonies? BW


No, it has nothing to do with temperature. The size of the colony (and the nest) is dependent entirely on the number of individuals -which are all related to the original pair that started the nest because the daughters stay with their mother (quakers are matriarchal) and their husbands leave their parents to join them (and build a new 'addition' to the original nest - kind of like a 'mother and daughter' house :D ).

But they are outlawed mainly because they are considered agricultural pests in the countries of origin and they figure that, if they are a pest there, they will be a pest here.
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