Monk Parakeet Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A fairly small parakeet with a long, pointed tail and fairly narrow, pointed wings. Like other parakeets, they have large heads and large, hooked bills.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a European Starling; smaller than a Rock Pigeon.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 17.7-20.9 in (45-53 cm)
      • Weight: 3.2-4.2 oz (90-120 g)