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Includes: Chapman's Parakeet and Hocking's Parakeet
Green, red forehead grading into scattered bright red feathers on crown, face, cheek, and sometimes on the bend in the wing and on the thighs. Dull green underparts are faintly washed olive. Sexes similar. Juvenile shows less red and has a brown rather than orange iris.
Subspecies mitrata has a good deal of red, while alticola (higher elevation in same area) lacks red on thighs and have reduced red in face.
Introduced to for example Hawai'i, Miami (where several hundreds are found), and Los Angeles (numbers in hundreds to thousands)
Four subspecies are recognized:
A fifth subspecies hockingi has been proposed, and both this one and alticola have been proposed as full species (usually occurring at higher elevation than other Mitred Parakeets), currently without much support.
Dry subtropical forest, and rocky cliffs.
Calls are loud, raucous, and are given both when sitting and when flying.
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