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Sorry, I don't know anything about how to attract Green Parakeets, or if they will nest in a nest box. Glen
I live in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and lately Green Parakeets have been stopping by my neighbors land. I think it's his trees because he says they only stop there to feed. Is there a way that I can attract them to my land besides planting an adult tree? I say this because they only come around here during the summer, (eventhough they are native), when the tree gives its fruit(little green balls). Also, what would be an ideal bird house to make them?...-eg- a cylinder, rectangle, or square box? and what measurements would it be to most likely resemble their natural nesting place?
We have what appears to be green parakeets as far north as Dallas. The Kimball High School stadium lights house five or six large nests, as well as a few cell phone towers in the area. I assumed it was too cold here, however they have been here for over 10 years.
RE: Carol's post
I live in Boca Raton FL, and I regularly see small flocks of what appear to be the Green Parakeets that are only supposed to be in Texas. I guess the birds missed the memo.
There are several species of parrots and parakeets that can be found in Florida. Most of them are mostly green, but they are different species than the Green Parakeets found in Mexico and Texas. The birds in Florida aren't native - they are mostly South American species that have escaped from captivity or are descended from birds that escaped. Some species are reproducing on their own and are well established.
The difference between parrots and parakeets is that parrots have larger bodies and heads, but shorter tails; parakeets are smaller (but still fairly large birds) with long-pointed tails. The most common parakeet species in Florida are Monk Parakeet, Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, White-winged Parakeet and Black-hooded Parakeet (also known as Black-Cowled Parakeet and Nanday Parakeet).
Carol S. Groves
I was in Satelite Beach Florida end of December into early January and there were birds that looked like large green parakeets on the utility lines overhead every morning. At times there were 10 to 20 side by side. Friends that I traveled with said they were green parrots. I said parakeets. However, when I looked at the web site it said they are only found in south Texas. Is it possible they have migrated to Southeast Florida?
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