Pesky Parrot (image) National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Share Print E-Mail Caption The two independent invasions of monk parakeets that have occurred in the United States and in Europe over the last 40-50 years appear to have originated from the same small area in the native range in South America. Credit Steve Baldwin, brooklynparrots.com Usage Restrictions Please attribute. Share Print E-Mail 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.