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Hill Mynas: A Touch of Tropical Asia in Miami

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Miami, Florida has a reputation among the birding community for being overrun with exotic bird species. One of the more unusual additions to our local avifauna is the Common Hill Myna (not to be confused with Common Myna, a parking lot obligate in Miami), a popular bird in the pet trade due to its ability to mimic human speech.

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To Tick or Not to Tick – Exotic Birding in Miami

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Today, if you want to see parrots in the USA you need look no further than Miami. Nearly 70 species of parrots have been recorded flying free at some stage or another in Miami, including Hyacinth Macaws. Dozens of other introduced bird species, largely escapees from pet owners, now call Miami home. There has to a logical reason.

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My Big Day in Miami-Dade

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For January 1st, 2013, I decided to do something a little different this year — a Big Day in Miami-Dade, which involves seeing or hearing as many species as possible within a 24-hour period inside my home county. Yellow-throated Warbler at Dante Fascell Park in Miami-Dade, by Carlos Sanchez.

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Efforts to Rescue Lolita the Orca from Miami

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Animal-rights activists claim an orca is being held in an "inadequate tank" in the Miami Seaquarium. The federal complaint focuses on a whale named Lolita, who was captured more than 40 years ago, and has been held at the Miami Seaquarium. Read the rest of the article in the Courthouse News Service.

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What’s the Next ABA-Countable Exotic?

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For example, flocks of White-winged Parakeets around Miami International Airport now also contain an increasing proportion of Yellow-chevroned Parakeets — this was not true a few years ago. Birding California parakeets Florida parakeets Miami birding' Furthermore, this little parrot has another aspect going for it.

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Gray Kingbird: An Awesome Parking Lot Bird

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Parking lots in Miami-Dade county offer a mostly standard assortment of birds compared to the rest of the United States. Every year, I look forward to their arrival in early April when they populate every parking lot in Miami from Key Biscayne to Krome Avenue. You can almost feel sorry for the hawk.

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spotted this fatass in Miami, Florida

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