Habitat Selection by the Monk Parakeet during Colonization of a New Area in Spain

  title={Habitat Selection by the Monk Parakeet during Colonization of a New Area in Spain},
  author={Daniel Sol and D. M. S. Santos and El{\'i}as Feria and Jordi Clavell},
  journal={The Condor},
The Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) is a habitat generalist parrot from South America that has been introduced to and has expanded its range in Europe and North America. The aim of this study was to examine habitat selection in Monk Parakeets during the colonization of Barcelona, Spain, from 1992 to 1994. The Monk Parakeet showed a great selectivity in habitat choice, contrasting with the generalist behavior of the species in South America. The species inhabited urban parks with edible… 

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