Birds of the World

Psittacidae : Parrots

Monk Parakeet

Myiopsitta monachus

Pantanal, Brazil - August 2000

This recently fledged chick spent about five minutes trying to coax its parent into feeding it.

Pantanal, Brazil - August 2000

Monk Parakeets are communal nesters and construct enormous nests that are used all year for nesting and roosting. It has been introduced to many areas in North America and Europe where its range and numbers are expanding, raising fears that it may become a serious crop pest.