Link: Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America!
"These birds, descendants of escaped pets, have managed to create thriving colonies in these cities despite the annual cold weather."
@gannet In some ways, maybe. I looked at the Wikipedia articles for both species, and it looks like the Monk parakeets are better suited for urban environments just from the fact that they build nests instead of using holes in trees.
The Monk parakeet article doesn't mention what they eat, so I'd have to read up more to guess whether they occupy a similar niche in that aspect.
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