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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Psittacidae — the monk parakeet.
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Recent exotic pet fever has led to many established aliens like Psittacula krameri and Myiopsitta monachus.
One of the environmental organisations 'concerns is the monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), a native of southern South America, which is regarded as highly invasive and an agricultural pest.
Species that occur only here or in only a few other places in Amazonia include white-bellied nothuras (Nothura boraquira), greater rheas (Rhea americana), southern screamers (Chauna torquata), plumbeous ibis (Theristicus caerulescens), crowned eagles (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus), long-tailed ground-doves (Uropelia campestris), golden-collared macaws (Ara auricollis), monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus), and burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia).