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Brooklyn Quaker Parrots - When a Hawk Strikes

Postby Michael » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:08 am

Brooklyn Quaker Parrots - When a Hawk Strikes

Article with photos and video of wild feral Monk Parakeets in Brooklyn. Also video and story of how a Cooper's Hawk attacked and caught a Quaker Parrot right in front of my eyes!
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Re: Brooklyn Quaker Parrots - When a Hawk Strikes

Postby shiraartain » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:50 pm

Well, that's the cycle of life.

I dontbunderstand why someone would want to capture a wild Quaker though. Sounds like a very cruel idea, entirely too much work. Much easier to locate one on craigslist or at a shelter.
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Re: Brooklyn Quaker Parrots - When a Hawk Strikes

Postby Wolf » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:04 pm

Some people only look at dollars and they could sell them for that.
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Re: Brooklyn Quaker Parrots - When a Hawk Strikes

Postby Navre » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:10 pm

There are large flocks of noisy green birds flying around Yale University. I assume that they are Quakers.

Back in '90, when I bought my grey, Quakers were outlawed in MA because of the possibility of feral populations. I see them being sold now, however. Perhaps they gave up.
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Re: Brooklyn Quaker Parrots - When a Hawk Strikes

Postby Jhaynes1230 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:33 am

We have a colony in Dallas near White Rock Lake. My wife and I took an afternoon and our binoculars and paid them a visit recently. It was absolutely fascinating to see them in the wild, albeit not their natural habitat. This was my first time seeing a Monk other than internet pics. I was actually surprised by their size. I guess it's their long tail, but they appear to be much larger than they do in pics.

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