Scientists to study birds' impact on native species
March 2, 2014|By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel
Their squawk sounds like thumbtacks going down a trash disposal. Their habit of nesting on power lines causes blackouts and millions of dollars in damage.
Yet the monk parakeets that have colonized South Florida over the past 40 years have attracted a devoted following of people who love these intelligent, gregarious, brightly colored transplants from South America.