Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds
Photo: Rick & Nora Bowers/Vireo
|Family||African and New World Parrots|
|Habitat||Deciduous and semi-deciduous forests along the Mexican coast, as well as pine-oak forests.Residential and suburban area in California; sometimes in native oaks. Has nested in native coniferous forest in the San Gabriel Mountains. Also found in Florida. Not abundant in any of these areas.|
Pacific coastal forests in humid valleys at 600-1000 m are optimal nesting habitat, providing important food resources during the dry season.
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