Wild macaws eating walnuts and peanuts at a bird feeder. A special thank you goes to the homeowners who made this video possible.


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    27 replies to "Wild Parrots, Macaws of Florida"

    • ronsig

      Thanks, most parrots love walnuts and peanuts!

    • ClancyTheAmazon

      I love peanuts!!! Walnuts are fun too 🙂

    • kives1985

      They don’t compete with wild birds. They mostly live in the suburbs eating from bird feeders and all the fancy exotic ornamental plants that people plant in their yards which wild birds don’t really do. They’re city birds.

    • kives1985

      They aren’t an invasive species. They don’t eat local plants. They mostly get by eating on ornamental plants that aren’t natural to the area and they live in places where most wild birds wouldn’t live.

    • Pearl Wolf

      Thanks! I will check it out
      

    • ronsig

      There is a bird message board “Avian Avenue”. The homeowner just gave the information you are looking for. Check the web for Avian Avenue, and you will find it.

    • Pearl Wolf

      Just curious if anyone knows if there have been any studies done on the impacts of the wild large parrots, such as macaws to the native species in the area? I know they’re non-native, but are they invasive? I am assuming the shear volume of food they need would make them invasive, but I’d like to read up on any studies that have been done, if anyone has any recomendations for reading material.

    • ELVIRUSAL100

      ship me a pair of macaw to los angeles ca

    • cussingbatman

      go to south florida west palm beach fort lauderdale miami and key west all those have parrots and other rain forest animals

    • ronsig

      It’s in the Miami area. Once a year in December, the Audubon society has a “Miami Exotics Field Trip” which includes these and other wild parrots.

    • Yahriel

      Might I ask where in Florida this was? I’m guessing somewhere near a major airport… (just curious.. I’d love to come see “wild” macaws, but I can’t afford a trip to the rainforest! XD)

    • cussingbatman

      i hate south florida wild life association there very ignorant they kill any animal they see

    • sodacoaster

      you have to realize that these are so called feral parrots. They are the result of escaped pets over the years and these feral colonies are the result. Just like some places have feral cat colonies or feral packs of dogs, some of the warmer climates have feral parrot flocks.

    • ronsig

      So true, thank you!

    • californiaflocks

      You’re missing the point the video is beautiful because their free and happy. You don’t see this in the world often because people like you see dollar bills flying instead. Don’t kill beauty with greed. This mentality is the number one reason that all parrots seem to disappear from the world. Cheers.

    • ronsig

      No, these birds belong in the wild.

    • ELVIRUSAL100

      NOT IN CALIFORNIA … SO ARE U

    • ELVIRUSAL100

      can u ship me a pair

    • AnimalGirl328

      I live in Florida. I see them all the time…. You dont have them there?

    • ronsig

      I don’t know why anybody would shoot these beautiful birds. They are such a beautiful sight. I agree, leave them alone!

    • kidfromstatenisland

      In the mid 80s while living in Key Largo, we had 3, parents and a young blue and gold, that would fly north in the morning and south in the evening. We could tell them by their calls. They foraged in an empty lot nextdoor in the palms. The parents were shot, the young one was alone and he would call constantly, and did so until we left. Very sad. Leave them alone to be beautiful and to thrive.

    • ELVIRUSAL100

      you should catch them a sell me 2 ship them to califirnia can u

    • RMSacha

      I wonder if these birds are breeding in the area…

    • ronsig

      These birds are wild, they don’t belong to anybody.

    • pntdblack

      Do these belong to someone or are they free in the wild?

    • chippzilla8

      quik throw a pokeball after it escapes

    • sue345sue

      Thank you to the wonderful people feeding these beautiful B&G’s…
      Amazing how they can adapt to different environments.

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