Magnificent green parakeet with a black throat and a purplish breast and belly. Males have a glowing red bill while females have an all-dark one. Overall coloration quite similar to that of Red-breasted Parakeet, which has a pinkish breast instead of a purple one, but ranges do not overlap. Inhabits foothill and montane moist forests, where it forages in large, raucous flocks. Prefers pine woods. Declining due to extensive capture for the cage bird trade.