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38cm. Bright green, red shoulders, forecrown, thighs and leading edge on underwing, black tail, large black bill, amber eyes (brown in juvenile).
This is a monotypic species; Maroon-fronted Parrot has in the past been considered a part of this species.
Temperate conifer, pine, mature pine-oak and fir forests from 1200 to 3600m.
It nests in tree cavities, especially old woodpecker holes.
The diet includes seed from various pine species.
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