adult; no sexual dimorphism, green generally (California, USA; 2008-02-02)

Mitred Parakeet
Aratinga mitrata

Native Range: South America

Notes: a large parakeet, told from similar-sized Amazon parrots by its pointed rather than squared tail; introduced outside its native range, such as into southern California where viable feral populations have become established.

red forehead, scattered red on face (California, USA; 2008-02-02)

white eye-ring, yellowish bill (California, USA; 2008-02-02)

pair kissing (California, USA; 2008-02-02)

posing for portrait with mouth full of seed-pod (California, USA; 2008-02-02)