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Monday
Dec292014

Parakeet Invasion; no longer representatives of British wildlife.

The Ring-necked Parakeet is a bright green bird with a distinctive pink coloured beak. Despite being native to the foothills of the Himalayas, they were unthoughtfully released into the wild from captivity in the 1990s. They have been successfully breeding and have now expanded across most parts of the South East, Surrey and Kent. Some have also been spotted in Manchester, Birmingham and even Edinburgh. They are said to be the largest invasive species to colonise the country.

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