Settle down folks – the headline refers to the small, introduced population in Britain where the Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus, a native of South America, has the slimmest of toeholds.  The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will be removing the approximately 100 birds from the wild.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.