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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Wild Quaker Parrots Appear in Amityville, Long Island

Amityville's wild parrots' nesting site appears to be within an old communications tower.
Amityville's wild parrots' nesting site appears to be within an old communications tower. Photo by Dr. Jud Newborn.

Amityville, Long Island, might appear to be an unlikely place to find wild parrots, but it appears that several birds have set up shop in a beach-side communications tower. These parrots are definitely Quakers, and quite possibly are distantly related to the flock that escaped from JFK airport nearly 40 years ago. Previous sightings of similar parrots on Long Island include reports from Lynbrook, Oceanside, and now, Amityville.

Thanks to Dr. Jud Newborn, who served as Founding Historian and Curator of the Museum of Jewish Heritage (1986-2000) and is now an independent author and lecturer. Jud took the photos you see in this story and we are grateful for his permission to reproduce them on BrooklynParrots.com

A pair of wild Long Island parrots perch on a guy wire adjacent to their well-crafted condo nest.
A pair of wild Long Island parrots perch on a guy wire adjacent to their well-crafted condo nest. Photo by Dr. Jud Newborn.

A suburban parrot peers out of a nest carefully crafted out of twigs.
A suburban parrot peers out of a nest carefully crafted out of twigs. Photo by Dr. Jud Newborn.

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