TIL that in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1984 a single yellow-headed amazone escaped from captivity, followed by a male a year later. Those two parrots have established a population of 60 birds, making them the biggest wild population of parrots in Europe

Read more: https://www.relaxound.com/en/blog/the-parrots-are-among-us/

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  1. I like how it’s the girl birds idea to bust out. Then the boy missed her and gave it all up for her. And they lived happily ever after lol with their 60 kids lol

  2. parakeets are parrots? [there are tens of thousands in Spain](https://mappingspain.com/the-exotic-green-parrots-of-spain/):

    >It is estimated that there are 200,000 Monk Parakeets in Spain and they are considered an invasive species. They were introduced to Spain in the 1970’s as pets. Owners let them loose (probably because of those loud, annoying shrieks) and it didn’t take long for them to multiply. They are now all over the Costa del Sol as well more northernly cities like Madrid and Barcelona.

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