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Mitred Parakeet

Psittacara mitratus

This long-tailed green parakeet, marked with red on the face, is native to the eastern foothills of the Andes in southern South America. Bird escaped from captivity have established feral populations around Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and locally in southeastern Florida. Often they are in mixed flocks with the similar Red-masked Parakeet, native to northwestern South America. In the United States, these birds live mostly in parks and suburbs with extensive exotic plantings, not in natural wild habitats. 
Family African and New World Parrots
This long-tailed green parakeet, marked with red on the face, is native to the eastern foothills of the Andes in southern South America. Bird escaped from captivity have established feral populations around Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and locally in southeastern Florida. Often they are in mixed flocks with the similar Red-masked Parakeet, native to northwestern South America. In the United States, these birds live mostly in parks and suburbs with extensive exotic plantings, not in natural wild habitats. 
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In flight it produces a high ringing kerEET. Call has been described as a harsh weee weee, cheeah cheeah.
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