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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wild Parrots Appear on Staten Island

Virginia N. Sherry, of SILive -- a website covering news in Staten Island, New York, posted a nice little article yesterday about a pair of "newlywed" monk parakeets who are attempting to build a home on Staten Island.

This is big news for New York-based wild Quaker parrot fans, because Staten Island is the only New York borough where the parrots have found it impossible to establish a colony. The parrots did attempt to do this in the 1970s but were eradicated by the authorities.

Let's hope that the people of Staten Island are more tolerant this time around.