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Lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi) | by emiliechenphotography
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Lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi)

Many parrots originally from Central/South American origin were brought to North America through the exotic pet trade. In many cases, these parrot populations are declining in their original areas (because of the pet trade), and faring much better in their new habitats. Although they don't compete directly with native birds, since they eat more of the non-native plants, their presence really shows what an impact humans have on other species populations.

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Taken on April 22, 2016