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Green Parakeet

Psittacara holochlorus

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Bright green bird with long, pointed tail. Bill is dull pink. Some birds have red speckling on neck, but plumage otherwise uniform. Native to Mexico; in the US only found in small introduced colonies in southern Texas. Almost always seen in small flocks in wooded or suburban areas; gathers in large nighttime roosts. Feeds on fruit and seeds. Listen for high-pitched screeching calls.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America