16 to 18 inches
Tropical South America and Mexico
Forests near watercourses; arid and semi-arid regions
Wild - seeds, fruits, nuts berries and probably vegetable matter
Zoo - parrot mix and fruits
Dull, olive green; forehead deep red; beak blackish; wings deep, dull bluish-red
- Roost in large groups making regular AM and PM plights to feeding grounds. Remain paired in flocks.
- Screech loudly as approached and rise rapidly into the air
- Characterized by slow, shallow wing beats.
- Large powerful beaks used to crack open very hard nutshells
- Strong beak also used as third foot to help climb
- Nests In hollow of tree lined with coarse wood dust
- Rarely found near human habitation due to shooting and collecting