Mitred Conures in Queens – Follow them on Twitter!

Anne from Queens reports:

“I live in Queens and am following a pair of Mitred Conures who are attempting to nest in the building across the street from me They have nested there before and are a part of a flock of about 20 (though I am really not sure of that number). Flocks of these birds are established in Florida, California, and Hawaii. Oddly they winter here and their ability to withstand NY winters is not understood, since they are more tropical than the Quaker parrots.

I am following their movements on twitter:
@queensparrotsny

Would love any other sightings of these parrots as they are somewhat of a mystery in their movements. They do not seem to live in recognizable colonies and often travel in smaller groups – though sometimes the larger flock gathers. I only see them in spring and summer.”

Thanks Anne! I added to the comments that Brooklyn Parrots has some info on these guys. Here’s a photo of them taken in January of 2010.

Photo by Dominika Gardocka, published on BrooklynParrots.com

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6 Responses to “Mitred Conures in Queens – Follow them on Twitter!”


  1. 1 ParrotsinTville April 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I might recommend checking in with Steve Baldwin of Brooklyn Parrots, he is much more connected with the goings-on in Brooklyn, Queens and the City. I can see he has some posts on Conures in the Queens area.

  2. 2 City Parrots April 6, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Good to hear you found them! They have been a bit off a mystery! Indeed please contact Steve with your findings he will be delighted to hear you found where they are breeding.

    I am looking for more information on these birds, as they seem to have formed hybrids that look very interesting. I was hoping you could add some pictures of them to our group on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/cityparrots/ it would be very much appreciated!

    Can’t seem to find you on twitter, hope I do!

    Cheers,

    Roelant

  3. 3 ParrotsinTville April 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    For those of you having trouble with twitter, if you simply enter: queensparrotsny into the search box you’ll get to the ‘tweets’ or you can simply go here: http://twitter.com/#search?q=queensparrotsny. If you click on that hyperlink, you’ll then be able to “follow” them as well (for this you’ll need a twitter account).

  4. 5 ParrotsinTville April 14, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I’ve made it even simpler yet – I have added the queensparrotsny tweets to the right hand sidebar of this blog.

  5. 6 Ann February 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    A flock of about ten mitered conures in my Rockaway Beach backyard this morning. This is their second visit–they stopped by in Feb 2010 as well.


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