Ring-necked Parakeet in Brussels (IMAGE) University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science Caption The Ring-necked parakeet is one of the birds imported in high numbers to Europe. The species has established in European cities. When exotic birds spread to areas it not naturally occur they can damage local ecosystems, destroy crops and outcompete local birds. Credit Diederik F. R. Strubbe Usage Restrictions When credited License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.