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Blue-crowned Parakeet

Thectocercus acuticaudatus

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Bright green bird with blue crown and face, distinct white eyering and long, pointed tail. Native to lowland dry forest and scrub in South America; introduced to urban area in south Florida, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii. Often seen in small flocks; can travel large distances between roosts and feeding areas. Listen for high-pitched grating calls.

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