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Crime Investigation Tool Reveals Origins Of UK’s Naturalized Parrots

A recent study identified where the UK’s naturalized parakeets came from by adapting a powerful crime investigation technique designed to locate and identify serial criminals

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | @GrrlScientist

NOTE: This piece was a Forbes Editor’s pick.

That’s one way to hide a bald patch. Naturalized ring-necked parakeets enjoy a warm perch atop a writer’s head in London’s Hyde Park. (Credit: Matt Brown, Editor-at-large of The Londonist, CC BY 2.0)

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PhD evolutionary ecology/ornithology. Psittacophile. scicomm Forbes, previously Guardian. always Ravenclaw. discarded scientist & writer, now an angry house elf