A large, chunky, mostly green parrot, now common in several large U.S. cities. Adult is green overall with red crown, blue nape, thick orange bill, yellowish-tipped tail, red wing patch, and blue-tipped flight feathers. In flight, note blunt proportions and short tail. Other similar parrots lack red crown. Sometimes called Red-crowned Amazon.
Length: 30 (cm) Wingspan: 63 (cm)
Suburbs, wooded lowlands.
Roosts and feeds in large, noisy flocks. Often seen flying overhead in morning and evening, en route to feeding areas. Nests in cavities.
Forages in trees and dense shrubs; eats a variety of fruit, seeds, and nectar.
There is a thriving, 75-100-member flock of Red Crown Parrots in Whittier, CA, an area known for its mature canopy of trees, an "Urban Forest". Sometimes the Red Crown Parrots are seen in conjunction with other species, presumably escaped pets.
Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.
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|Diana Lynn added a note to Red-crowned Parrot Notes||4/12/2013 at 1:03PM|