Tag: parrot

December 4, 2018

After Maria, biologists weigh how to save Puerto Rican parrot

Scientists plan to meet this month to determine how to help recover endangered Puerto Rican amazon parrots (Amazona vittata). The parrots numbered more than 1 million in the 1800s, but...

Monk parakeet
May 6, 2015

Successful Invasive Species Has Low Genetic Diversity

It pays to be adaptable if you’re an invasive species looking to survive in your non-native habitat. Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) — an invasive species currently found in 14 U.S....