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There was recently a big write up in the local (New Orleans) paper about those parrots I had been seeing, they are Quaker Parakeets, aka, Monk Parakeets, and they are thriving here. So there is clearly more of them around than just the eleven I had counted.
"Note: The Quaker Parakeet is outlawed in many states, including : California, Wyoming, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Georgia. The reason they are outlawed in several states is because they are considered a potential agricultural pest. There are now established breeding colonies ( originally escaped pets) in several states, including New York, New Jersey, New Orleans-Louisiana, Dallas-Texas, Bridgeport/Fairfield CT, and Illinois."