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Abstract

Exotic birds in the IBA "Humedales de Alvarado", Veracruz, Mexico.

Abstract

We report records of Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto), Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), and Orange-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula canicularis), in the estuaries and floodplains of the Important Bird Area 'Humedales de Alvarado', Veracruz, from 2011 to 2014. Both exotic Parakeets were observed in mixed flocks with native Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana). These species can out compete for resources with native birds and need to be monitored. Both S. decaocto and M. monachus are successful invaders in many urban areas of Mexico.