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Nerdy Curio

August 13, 2019

Parrots Are Making U.S. Home

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Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. Released or escaped parrots are now living in most states and are breeding in at least 21 states. For some, it's a second chance at survival.

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Michael L
I live near Chicago, and I've never seen wild parrots. Where can I see these parrots in Chicago? How can they survive the winter? I find it hard to believe that they've been living in Chicago since the seventies! The winters were incredibly brutal in the seventies, and I really don't see how they could have survived, or even how they can survive now.
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