Thick-billed parrot

The Thick-billed Parrot is a medium-sized, up to 38 cm  long, bright green parrot with a large black bill and a red forecrown, shoulder and thighs. Adult eyes are amber, while juveniles have brown eyes. The rest of the bird is bright green. Thick-billed Parrots show red shoulders and leading edge on the underwing, followed by a blackish green stripe, then a yellow stripe, followed by the remaining underwing showing dark green. It appears to show a blackish tail.

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The Thick-billed parrot is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Thick-billed Parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha is an endangered, medium-sized, up to 38 cm long, bright green parrot with a large black bill and a red forecrown, shoulder and thighs. It is found in Mexico, and its former range extended marginally into the United States. More

Adopt an Animal and Help Save WildlifeThe thick-billed parrot is one of only two species of parrot that once inhabited the United States (the other is the Carolina parakeet, which is unfortunately extinct). They are bright green in color with a large black bill and red crown, shoulders and thighs. More

The thick-billed parrot’s green coloring helps it to blend in with the pine needles in the forest. The birds also have red markings on the head and on the bend of the wing and lower leg, and their eyes are ringed with yellow skin that is bare of feathers. It's all about community - Like other parrot species, thick-billed parrots are intelligent, curious, and social birds, living together in flocks all year. More

Maroon-fronted and thick-billed parrots are so similar that they were once thought to be the same species. Both are robust birds, dark green in color with a red patch on the wings, a strong black beak (in adults), and a bare yellow ring around the eyes. The main differences are that maroon-fronted are slightly larger (from 40-45 cm), and have a maroon patch on the forehead. The thick-billed parrots have a red patch on the forehead and yellow feathers under the wings. More

typical habitat for parrots, but the Thick-billed Parrot has adapted quite nicely to these northern-type forests. Until the early 20th century, its range extended as far north as Arizona and New Mexico; along with the extinct Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), the Thick-billed Parrot is one of only two parrot species whose natural range once included the United States. Appearance: The Thick-billed Parrot is a bright green, pigeon-sized bird with a dark, heavy bill. More

Thick-billed Parrot at EngleTHICK- BILLED PARROT BRINGS BIRDERS TO ENGLE = ENGLE, N.M. - Wildlife watchers continue to flock to the Armendaris Ranch headquarters to view a mysterious bird temporarily living in a sparse patch of pine trees shading the sun-baked Chihuahuan desert east of Truth or Consequences. A thick-billed parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha, residing on one of Ted Turner's New Mexico ranches has brought in viewers from both North American coasts and Canada. More

thick-billed parrot Unlike most parrot species which live in tropical habitats at low elevation, are sedentary or short distance migrants and are territorial, Thick-billed Parrots Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha live above 1500m in temperate forests, are migratory and nomadic in winter when food becomes short, and are social at all seasons. More

Thick-billed Parrots in nest hole © Jamie Gilardi Thick-billed Parrots in nest hole © Jamie Gilardi Thick-billed Parrot habitat © Jamie Gilardi Food types used by Thick-billed Parrots © Jamie Gilardi Example of Aspen tree, used by Thick-billed Parrots for nesting © Jamie Gilardi More

The Thick-billed Parrots are often found in old quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides), a species which occurs at only a few sites in the Sierra Madre Occidental, probably because the aspens have large enough cavities, which the surrounding trees do not. As with many secondary cavity nesting species, nest sites may be a limiting factor for the parrots, possibly resulting from the extinction of the Imperial Woodpecker, a species which produced many of the cavities where the parrots preferred to nest. More

22 June 2006: Studies of Thick-billed Parrots in Madera, Chihuahua, have found the species to be a gregarious nester. 30% of nesting attempts involved nesting pairs sharing nest trees, with a maximum of three nests per tree. See Tiberio C. Monterrubio-Rico et al., Gregarious Nesting Behavior of Thick-billed Parrots (Rhychopsitta pachyrhyncha) in Aspen Stands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118(2): 237-243 (June 2006). More

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Thick-Billed Parrot courtesy of Jamie Gilardi, World Parrot Trust. defendersofwildlife — 22 janvier 2008 — Footage of the Thick-Billed Parrot courtesy of Jamie Gilardi, World Parrot Trust.égorie : Animaux Tags :Thick-Billed Parrot defenders of wildlife parrot trust Chargement… Faire un don à cette organisation Veuillez sélectionner le montant du don. More

Thick-billed parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) were extirpated from Arizona by the 1940’s. Unlike the extinct Carolina parakeet (the only other parrot found in the continental US), it isn’t too late to bring the thick-billed parrot back. The species, which is Endangered, still survives in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. More

Adult Thick-billed Parrot, at its nest hole; Sonora, Mexico Figure 1. Distribution of the Thick-billed Parrot. A colorful, pigeon-sized bird with temperate habitat preferences, the Thick-billed Parrot is a highly social species closely tied to conifer forests, in accord with its strong dietary emphasis on pine seeds. Thick-billed Parrots are almost always found in flocks, even during the breeding season, and their loud calls, which sound much like human laughter, can be heard from more than 1. More

The Thick-Billed Parrot is generally green in color with a broad red band on its forehead and red splotches on the bend of it wings and its thighs. They historically have appeared as far north as Arizona but are now primarily found in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. They are very active and noisy with a large repertoire of calls. They also have a screech that can be heard for up to 2 miles. More

Efforts to preserve the Thick-Billed Parrot in North Western Mexico By Tiberio Monterrubio PhD. (Mexico) More

The Thick-billed Parrot has a small range, mainly confined to a small portion of western Mexico. Native to Mexico and reintroduced to the United States, this bird prefers temperate, subtropical, or tropical forest ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at only 2,000 to 2,800 individuals and has both a small population and a declining area of habitat, necessitating inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Thick-billed Parrot is Endangered. More

The stronghold of the Thick-billed Parrots has always been the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, but the species was also found in substantial numbers in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico in earlier times. Thick-billed Parrots suffered massively from shooting in the U.S. and were essentially gone from U.S. territory by 1920. Their garrulousness, relatively large size and tame inquisitive behavior, sadly made them easy targets for subsistence-hunting prospectors and other early settlers. More

Thick-billed parrots at Edinburgh Zoo Thickbilled parrot chick at Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo holds one of the largest groups of thick-billed parrots in Europe. Thick-billed parrots have been in the collection for many years and we have successfully bred them on numerous occasions. This is an important bird species in our collection as Edinburgh Zoo holds the European Studbook (ESB), providing advice and assisting to manage the population in European zoos. More

Thick-billed Parrots in AZ - The assertion that the Thick-billed parrot re-introduction in Arizona was unsuccessful is somewhat doubtful. There are multiple colonies that thrive in the Phoenix-Metro area. - (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2008 (UTC) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Thick-billed Parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha, is a protected species that occurs naturally in the highlands of Northern and Central Mexico. The Thick-billed Parrot lives in temperate conifer, pine, mature pine-oak and fir forests from 1200 to 3600 meters. For the most part, it is restricted to the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, though it used to live in the southwestern United States. Birds had been reintroduced in Arizona in the early 1980's, but this effort turned out to be unsuccessful. More

Thick-billed Parrots used to be found in the mountains of southern Arizona and in Mexico, but they are no longer found in the wild here in the US. I photographed this captive Thick-billed Parrot at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and they can also be found at the Phoenix Zoo. Captive Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) Wild populations of Thick-billed Parrots can still be found in Mexico, but they are threatened by illegal logging of their pine forest habitat. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Rhynchopsitta
Species : pachyrhyncha
Authority : (Swainson, 1827)