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Red-shouldered Macaw

Diopsittaca nobilis

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Small macaw, easily confused with a large parakeet. Largely green apart from a contrasting bare white face, blue crown, and red shoulders. The bill varies in color between regions; all dark in the northern subspecies, with a paler upper mandible and dark lower mandible in other subspecies. Typically found foraging in groups or pairs in savannas, palm groves, and occasionally in urban areas. Has a loud rasping call.

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Neotropical Birds

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