Thursday, June 07, 2018

Creature Feature: Miami's Macaws

US Person was not aware that Miami has a rather peculiar but beautiful problem: a burgeoning population of non-native parrots.  Escapees from the pet trade find the local climate suitable for their reproduction, so now ten different non-native species, including macaws native to the Amazon, mingle with native semi-tropical birds. Similar to the city's human inhabitants, one could say. This video from The Atlantic shows us the beautiful parrots that call Miami home: