I love posting about these tenacious Monk Parakeets. These invasive birds—escaped pets—look as if they belong in the tropics, but they have somehow managed to established colonies all across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For some reason they prefer nesting in electrical substations, and that was the case for this Irving, Texas colony as well.

Monk Parakeet - In Irving

Monk Parakeet - In Irving2

Monk Parakeet - In Irving

Monk Parakeet - In Irving

Monk Parakeet - In Irving

Monk Parakeet - In Irving

Monk Parakeet - In Irving

Observation Details

County Dallas
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City Irving
Date Apr 9, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Cloudy
Habitat Commercial-Industrial/Warehouse
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Aparna Rao
Main Article Monk Parakeet Observation Location