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Budgerigar Parrot, Melopsittacus  undulatus (Australian import) <#765>

 -- Encycl. Britannica



Carolina Parakeet, Conurupsis carolinensis (extinct) <#183>  -- J. J. Audubon



Green-cheeked Amazon Parrot, Amazona autumnalis viridigenalis < #764>  -- R. H. Grantham


Lineolated Parrakeet, Bolborhynchus lineola (Neotropical import) <#762> -- R. H. Grantham



Mexican Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot, Amazona ochrocephala oratrix (Neotropical import) <#735> R. H. Grantham


Orange-fronted Parakeet or Conure, Aratinga canicularis <#810>  -- G. C. Kelley



Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri (African/Asian import) <#812> -- J. Gooders



Scarlet Macaw, Ara macao (Neotropical import) <#766> -- Encycl. Britannica



Thick-billed Parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha <#811> -- K. W. Fink



Thick-billed Parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha <#761> -- Natl.Geographic Magazine



White-crowned Parrot, Pionus senilis senilis (Neotropical import) <#763> -- R. H. Grantham




       The coastal and southern half of the State of California has acquired a number of exotic parrot species, most of which are of neotropical origin.  This has occurred primarily through escapes from commercial and private sources.  Reproduction and hybridization of several species in urban areas especially has been frequently observed.  As of 2006 there have been no reports of widespread damage to crops, although backyard fruit trees have occasionally been attacked.


       Species that have established in California as of 2006 are the following:


Black-hooded Parakeet, Nandayus nenday

Blue-crowned Parakeet, Aratinga acuticaudata

Blue-fronted Parrot, Amazona aestiva

Green Parakeet, Aratinga holochlora

Lilac-crowned Parrot, Amazona finschi

Mitred Parakeet, Aratinga mitrata

Orange-winged Parrot, Amazona amazonica

Red-crowned Parrot, Amazona viridigenalis

Red-lored Parrot, Amazona autumnalis

Red-masked Parakeet, Aratinga erythrogenys

Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri

White-eyed parakeet, Aratinga leucophthalmus

White-fronted Parrot, Amazona albifrons

White-winged Parakeet, Brotogeris versicolurus

Yellow-cheyroned Parakeet, Brotogeris chiriri

Yellow-crowned Parrot, Amazona ochrocephala

Yellow-headed Parrot, Amazona oratri.t