Diary snapshot: Parakeets


They look like budgies to me…

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In December 2019 Steven Le Comber, of Queen Mary University in London, United Kingdom, published an analysis in the Journal of Zoology based on geographic profiling methods. It concluded that the thriving parakeet population in the United Kingdom had grown from numerous small-scale accidental and intentional pet releases. Previous theories had included a pair released by Jimi Hendrix on Carnaby Street and an arrival in 1951 when Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn visited London with various animals to film The African Queen, set in the equatorial swamps of east Africa.

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