Corpus ID: 89154456

NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MONK PARAKEET IN HYDE PARK, CHICAGO

@article{Hyman1995NATURALHO,
  title={NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MONK PARAKEET IN HYDE PARK, CHICAGO},
  author={Jeremy Hyman and Stephen G. Pruett-Jones},
  journal={The Wilson Journal of Ornithology},
  year={1995},
  volume={107},
  pages={510-517}
}
-We studied Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) in Hyde Park, a residential community in Chicago, Illinois. In April 1992, 64 birds were counted at 26 nests in trees, on utility poles, and on an antenna tower. The population increased to 143 birds in July after nestlings fledged. The following spring, 95 birds were still present at the beginning of the breeding season. Both regionally and locally, the dispersion of nests was clumped. Nesting structures contained one to seven active chambers… Expand

Figures from this paper

Urban parakeets in Northern Illinois: A 40-year perspective
Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) are the most abundant and widely distributed of the naturalized parrots in the United States. We summarize monk parakeet population data from 1970 to 2010 forExpand
Biology of Invasive Monk Parakeets in South Florida
TLDR
Monk Parakeets in south Florida retain a fixed annual cycle characteristic of the ancestral population, but their flexible behavior enables them to adapt and thrive in new environments. Expand
Distribution of exotic monk parakeets across an urban landscape
Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) are the most abundant and widely distributed of the naturalized parrots in the United States. Their presence is simultaneously encouraged by some humans (throughExpand
PATTERNS OF FLOCK SIZE, DIET, AND VIGILANCE OF NATURALIZED MONK PARAKEETS IN HYDE PARK, CHICAGO
TLDR
It is likely that the highly adaptable and varied diet of Monk Parakeets contributes greatly to the persistence and growth of populations in a variety of North American habitats. Expand
BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE MONK PARAKEET
TLDR
The observations of trios support the idea that Monk Parakeets are similar to coop- erative breeders, but the lack of cooperation in nest building indicates that colonial nesting may be a result of other benefits of group living, such as improved predator detection. Expand
Habitat Selection by the Monk Parakeet during Colonization of a New Area in Spain
TLDR
Individuals showed a consistent preference for nesting in the tallest palms, probably as a way to reduce predation and human disturbance, although other characteristics also could affect the nest location. Expand
Nesting behavior and nest site selection in monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) in the Pantanal of Brazil
TLDR
Nesting with jabirus confers structural advantages (they could attach many nests to the bottom of the jabiru nest, potentially gaining benefits from social facilitation, early warning, and predator defense), and choice of a nest site and orientation appears to reflect structural, weather, and predators constraints. Expand
Exotic monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) in New Jersey: nest site selection, rebuilding following removal, and their urban wildlife appeal
Understanding how birds exist in highly urban cities is important to maintaining biodiversity within these environments, and exotic species pose a unique opportunity to examine adaptation. TheExpand
Monk parakeet nest-site selection of electric utility structures in Texas
Abstract Monk parakeets ( Myiopsitta monachus ) build nests of twigs and use them year-round for both breeding and roosting. In their native South American range, monk parakeets historically nestedExpand
The breeding biology of Rose-ringed Parakeets Psittacula krameri in England during a period of rapid population expansion
Capsule The reproductive rate of Rose-ringed Parakeets in the UK was higher in 2001-2003 than previously estimated. Aim To measure reproductive rate and the factors affecting this in Rose-ringedExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES
Parrots of the World
From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world--and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated,Expand