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Myiopsitta monachus

Basic information
Scientific name Myiopsitta monachus

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Common names Monk parrot, Quaker parakeet, Grey-headed parakeet
Higher taxon Psittacidae, Psittaciformes, Aves
Natural range E to C Argentine, Uruguay, and S Brazil
Habitat Park, urban area, riverside, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Kanagawa and Mie Prefs. In Hyogo Pref., although reproduction had been recorded for eight years, the population disappeared since early 1980s. Range in Japan
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native birds (actually occur in foreign country). Damage on agriculture in native range. Potential host of psittacosis.
Affected organism: Native birds.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Israel, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovakia, Canary Is., USA, Bahama, Puerto Rico, a part of lesser Antilles, Chile, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Fukushi (2005) Advances on psittacosis. Modern Media. 51(7), 149-159 (in Jpn)
  • Juniper & Parr (1998) Parrots. Pica Press, East Sussex.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kuroda (1968) Psittacidae of the World. Ornithol Soc Jpn, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-07)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.