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Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha)
Thick-billed Parrot,Cincinnati Zoo
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THICK-BILLED PARROT FACTSDescription
The Thick-Billed Parrot is a bright green parrot with a large black bill and a red forehead, red above the eyes, red shoulders and red on the thighs. Adults have amber colored eye. Juveniles have brown eyes. The leading edge of the underside of the wing is red, with a blackish green stripe and yellow stripe behind the red. They roost in flocks.
coniferous forest from 1200m to 3600m
seeds from pine cones
Nests in tree cavities such as old woodpecker holes
found in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, and used to found in south western United States.
The endangered Thick-billed Parrot is well-established in captive breeding programs in zoos across the world.
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".