Mitred, red-masked and nanday conures — and in considerably lesser numbers, blue-crowned conures — are among the 13 species of parrots found in California. In Southern California, mitred conures are predominant and range from the San Gabriel Valley to San Diego.
How Did They Get Here?
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Wild parrots have been documented in Southern California since the 1960s. With a variety of stories on how they arrived in such a location, the only thing certain is that several events led to the status and distribution of the parrots today.