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Myiopsitta monachus (Monk Parakeet)

Synonyms: Psittacus monachus (homotypic)

Wikipedia Abstract

The monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), also known as the quaker parrot, is a small, bright-green parrot with a greyish breast and greenish-yellow abdomen. In most taxonomies, it is classified as the only member of the genus Myiopsitta. It originates from the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining feral populations occur in many places, mainly in North America and Europe.
View Wikipedia Record: Myiopsitta monachus

Infraspecies

Myiopsitta monachus calita (Western monk parakeet)
Myiopsitta monachus cotorra (Cotorra monk parakeet)
Myiopsitta monachus luchsi (Bolivian monk parakeet)
Myiopsitta monachus monachus (Monk parakeet)

Invasive Species

View ISSG Record: Myiopsitta monachus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
30
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.2077
EDGE Score: 2.7218

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  134 grams
Birth Weight [3]  5 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Generalist
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Generalist
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [4]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  10 %
Diet - Plants [4]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  30 %
Forages - Canopy [4]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  40 %
Forages - Understory [4]  20 %
Forages - Ground [4]  20 %
Clutch Size [6]  5
Clutches / Year [3]  2
Fledging [5]  42 days
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  20,000,000
Incubation [3]  31 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  22 years
Snout to Vent Length [5]  13 inches (33 cm)
Female Maturity [3]  2 years
Male Maturity [3]  2 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Spiziapteryx circumcincta (Spot-winged Falconet)[10]

Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Storchová, Lenka; Hořák, David (2018), Data from: Life-history characteristics of European birds, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n6k3n
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
6Eberhard, JR 1998. Breeding biology of the Monk Parakeet Wilson Bull 110:463–473
7PLANT FOOD RESOURCES AND THE DIET OF A PARROT COMMUNITY IN A GALLERY FOREST OF THE SOUTHERN PANTANAL (BRAZIL), RAGUSA-NETTO, J. and FECCHIO, A., Braz. J. Biol., 66(4): 1021-1032, 2006
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9The parakeet Brotogeris tirica feeds on and disperses the fruits of the palm Syagrus romanzoffiana in Southeastern Brazil, Sazima, I., Biota Neotropica, Vol. 8 (number 1): 2008; p. 231-234.
10del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0