Thick Billed Parrot

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Thick-billed Parrot

Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha
The only living parrot that once ranged in the United States, the thick-billed parrot is dependent on highland pine-oak forests for food and nesting. Its range has been reduced to a few areas in Mexico where it continues to suffer from habitat loss and the pet trade. Conservationalists are working to protect the forests by encouraging sustainable alternatives to logging such as ecotourism.
Fact file:

Height: 15 to 16 in

Weight: 11 to 15 oz

Habitat: Pine-oak mountain forest

Diet: Pine cones, acorns and berries

Current range: Mexico