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introduced species

one that does not naturally occur in the area and has been brought in accidentally or intentionally by man, for example, rabbits in Australia (introduced originally to the British Isles from Spain).
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He has also introduced birds to the island and breeds giant tortoises - and there are more than 100 of them roaming the island now.
The ring-necked pheasant is native to Asia and is one of the most successful introduced birds in North America.
Patterns of success among introduced birds in the Hawaiian Islands.
Changes in native and introduced bird populations on O'ahu: infectious diseases and species replacement.
"Patterns of Success among Introduced Birds in the Hawaiian Islands," a paper on invasive species, explores the common adaptations and circumstances that have allowed certain introduced species to thrive, versus those species that have failed.
Despite this, ring-necks are considered one of the most successful introduced birds in North America.
They concluded that predation seems to be greatest on `introduced/common' species (introduced birds that are also common) and less than statistically expected on native/common species and native/rare ones.
Sexual selection and the risk of extinction of introduced birds on oceanic islands.
But biologists agree that if you tried to get peregrines federally listed today, they'd never qualify: The number of introduced birds has complicated a highly politicized issue.