red on forehead and shoulder; otherwise green plumage (Zoo; 1012-10-09)

Thick-billed Parrot
Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha

Native Range: Middle America

Notes: an endangered species of northwestern and Central Mexico, found in temperate confierous forests usually between 6000 and 10000 feet elevation; no sexual dimorphism; also formerly native to the mountains in southeastern Arizona, but now extinct in the United States.

yellow eye-ring; rather large-bodied(Zoo; 1012-10-09)