Nanday or Black-hooded Parakeet (Nandayus nenday), Dobson Ranch Golf Course, Mesa, Maricopa County
This group of three Nanday Parakeets was photographed by
Alexandra May Hunter on 06 June 2014.
A small population of
Nanday Parakeets has
at the nearby ASU Research Park for several years. This
South American species has become established in Florida and California.
It is worth tracking their population in Arizona since
it is possible they could become established here some
day. These birds likely wandered from the ASU
Research Park, which is less than 5 miles away.
Green overall with a black hood, red thighs, a muted turquoise chest patch, and
blue and black flight feathers & tail.
19 June 2014, photo by Alexandra May HunterAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 08 September 2012