Hendrix? Hepburn? Study busts myths about origins of UK's parakeets
Researchers find no single hotspot but signs of owners freeing birds amid health scares
Forensic analysis of the origin of green parakeets in UK suggests fears over "parrot fever" may have led to releases
I love this story! Partly because i used to work in a hospital and part of SE London where those ring necked green parakeets were everywhere. Also cos of all the debunked theories
Important London parakeet news, spoiling all the fun Hendrix and Hepburn stories
Ring-necked parakeets have been much longer in the UK than the Brit myths have it, and, no, Jimi Hendrix, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn are *not* to blame.
Where did London's parakeet plague come from? Trust academics to kill all the good urban myths