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Parakeets - a green menace?


Ring-necked parakeets have added a touch of exotic glamour to the south-east of England since they arrived in the 1960s.

But recently, their numbers have boomed and now conservationists are worried that they could potentially become problematic.

Grahame Madge from the RSPB visits Burhill Golf Club in Surrey - a stronghold for the green birds.


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