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Polly want a quaker? No thank you, says Spain

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 05:50
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The bright green and grey-breasted birds have invaded Spain's cities, irritating residents with noise and mess and causing destruction to trees.
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The bright green and grey-breasted birds have invaded Spain's cities, irritating residents with noise and mess and causing destruction to trees.

Madrid

THEY may be cute, colourful and chatty, but South American quaker parrots have taken up residence in Madrid and other Spanish cities, irritating residents with their shrill squawks and destabilising the ecosystem.

The small, bright green and grey-breasted birds - also known