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Monk Parakeet

Myiopsitta monachus (Boddaert, 1783)

The monk parakeet, also known as the Quaker parrot, is a species of true parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is a small, bright-green parrot with a greyish breast and greenish-yellow abdomen. Its average lifespan is 20–30 years. It originates from the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining feral populations occur in many places, mainly in North America and Europe. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Psittaciformes
Family:
  Psittacidae
Genus:
   Myiopsitta
Scientific:
  Myiopsitta monachus


Original description

Citation:
  (Boddaert, 1783)

Reference:
  TablePlanchesEnlum. p.48

Protonym:
  Psittacus monachus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27822668


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  35810386DDA72E08

Avibase ID:
  avibase-35810386

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/35810386


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 177723

Geographic range:

  • Myiopsitta monachus monachus: southeastern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay and northeastern Argentina (Santa Fe to E Buenos Aires). The species is widely introduced in North America (United States, Mexico, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico), the Canary Islands, in Europe, and in Israel; source of most introduced populations is nominate monachus, but, at least in North America, some also originated from subspecies cotorra
  • Myiopsitta monachus cotorra: southeastern Bolivia, Paraguay, southwestern Brazil, and northwestern Argentina (Formosa, Chaco, Corrientes); the species is widely introduced elsewhere, primarily from nominate monachus, but populations in North America also originated in part from subspecies cotorra
  • Myiopsitta monachus calita: W Argentina (Salta to w Córdoba, Mendoza and La Pampa)
English:
Monk Parakeet
Catalan:
cotorreta de pit gris
Czech:
mníšek šedý
Danish:
Munkeparakit
German:
Mönchssittich
Spanish:
Cotorra argentina
Finnish:
munkkiaratti
French:
Perriche veuve
Croatian:
opatica
Hungarian:
barátpapagáj
Icelandic:
Munkpáfi
Italian:
Parrocchetto monaco
Japanese (romaji):
okinainko
Japanese:
オキナインコ
Lithuanian:
paprastoji kalita
Dutch:
Monniksparkiet
Norwegian:
Munkeparakitt
Polish:
mnicha
Portuguese:
Caturrita
Portuguese (Brazil):
caturrita
Russian:
Калита
Slovak:
mních zelený
Serbian:
Papagaj kaluđerica
Swedish:
munkparakit
Ukrainian:
Калита сіроволий
Chinese:
和尚鹦哥
Chinese (Traditional):
和尚鸚哥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Myiopsitta [monachus or luchsi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Monnikparkiet
Arabic: درة ناسكة (ناسكة)
Asturian: Cotorra monxa [triba monachus]
Belarusian: Каліта
Bulgarian: Калита, Папагал монах [Група monachus]
Catalan: Cotoretta de pit gris, Cotorra de cap gris, Cotorra de cap gris., Cotorreta de pit gris, Cotorreta de pit gris [grup monachus]
Catalan (Balears): Cotorra de cap gris, Cotorra de cap gris.
Czech: mníšek šedý, mníšek šedý [skupina monachus], Papoušek mniší
Chuvash: монах
Welsh: Parotan mynach
Danish: Munkeparakit, Munkeparakit [monachus Gruppe]
German: Mönchsittich, Mönchssittich, Mönchssittich [monachus-Gruppe], Südamerikanischer Mönchsittich
Greek: Μυoψιττακός, Μυοψιττακός [monachus ομάδα], Μυοψιττακός [monachus]
English: Monk Parakeet, Monk Parakeet (Monk), South American monk parakeet
English, HBW: Monk Parakeet
English (IOC): Monk Parakeet
English (United States): Monk Parakeet (Monk)
Esperanto: Monaĥpsitako
Spanish: Cata Aliazul, Cotorra, Cotorra Argentina, Cotorra Argentina (grupo monachus), Cotorra Común, Cotorrita, Perico Monje, Perico Monje Argentino (grupo monachus)
Spanish (Argentine): Cotorra, Cotorra [grupo monachus]
Spanish (Chile): Cotorra [grupo monachus], Cotorra argentina
Spanish (Cuba): Cotorra Monja, Cotorra monja [grupo monachus]
Spanish (Spain): Cotorra Argentina, Cotorra argentina (grupo monachus), Cotorra Argentina [Grupo monachus]
Spanish (HBW): Cotorra argentina [Grupo monachus]
Spanish (Mexico): Perico Monje Argentino, Perico Monje Argentino (grupo monachus)
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Perico Monje
Spanish (Paraguay): Cotorrita, Cotorrita [grupo monachus]
Spanish (Uruguay): Cotorra, Cotorra [Grupo monachus], Cotorra Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Periquito
Estonian: munkpapagoi
Basque: Cotorreta de pit gris
Finnish: Munkkiaratti
French: Conure veuve, Conure veuve (nominal), Perriche veuve, Perriche veuve (monachus), Perruche veuve, Perruche veuve [monachus]
French (AOU): Conure veuve, Conure veuve [monachus]
Friulian: pampagal munic
Frisian: Muontseparkyt
Irish: Manach uaine, Pearaicít ghlas
Guadeloupean Creole French: Perruche souris
Galician: Cata, Cata arxentina [grupo monachus], Catorra arxentina, Cotorreta de pit gris
Guarani: Tu'î karanda'y
Hebrew: תוכי נזירי, תוכי נזירי (ברזילאי)
Croatian: opatica
Hungarian: barátpapagáj, Barátpapagáj [monachus csoport]
Icelandic: Munkpáfi, Munkpáfi [monachus hópur]
Italian: Parrocchetto monaco, Parrocchetto monaco [gruppo monachus], Parrocchetto monaco del Sudamerica
Japanese (romaji): okinainko, okinainko (monachus guru-pu)
Japanese: オキナインコ, オキナインコ (monachus グループ), オキナインコ(monachus グループ)
Kirghiz: кечилтоту
Scientific: Myiopsitta monacha, Myiopsitta monachus, Myiopsitta monachus [monachus Group], Myiopsitta monachus monachus, Psittacus monachus
Lithuanian: Kalita, Paprastoji kalita, Paprastoji kalita [monachus grupė]
Latvian: mūku papagailis
Macedonian: Калуѓерски папагал
Dutch: Monniksparkiet, Monniksparkiet (monachus groep)
Norwegian: Munkeparakitt, munkeparakitt (monachus gr.)
Polish: mnicha, Mnicha (nizinna), mnicha [gr. monachus], Mnicha nizinna
Portuguese: catorra, catorrita, Caturrita, papo-branco, periquito-do-Pantanal
Portuguese (Brazil): catorra, catorrita, Caturrita, caturrita [grupo monachus], papo-branco, periquito-do-Pantanal
Portuguese (Portugal): Caturrita, Caturrita [grupo monachus], periquito-monge [grupo monachus]
Rhaeto-Romance: Papagagl dal chapitsch
Romanian: Peruş zâmbăreţ
Russian: Калита, Попугай-монах, Попугай-монах [группа monachus]
Northern Sami: Muŋkapáhpegoijá
Slovak: Klinochvost mníší, mních zelený, mních zelený (skup.)
Slovenian: meniška papiga, Meniška papiga [monachus]
Serbian: Kaluđerica, Kaluđerica papagaj, Kaluđerica papagaj [monachus grupa], Papagaj kaluđerica, Papagaj kaluđerica [monachus grupa]
Swedish: Munkparakit
Turkish: Keşiş Papağanı, Keşiş papağanı [monachus grubu]
Ukrainian: Калита сіроволий
Chinese: 和尚鹦哥, 灰胸鹦哥
Chinese (Traditional): 和尚鸚哥

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