Mexico, Central and South America
Riparian forest, evergreen forests, mangroves
Seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, blossoms, and leaf buds
9.7 - 18 oz.
15 - 17 in.
26 - 28 days
2 – 4 eggs
- Form loud, noisy flocks in the wild. Can learn to mimic sounds.
- Robust build with rounded wings and a square tail.
- Arboreal (tree-dwelling)
- When excited, all feathers of the neck and crown are raised, making the head appear double in size.
- Social; live in groups of up to several hundred individuals
- Eggs are incubated by the female alone. The male remains near the nest entrance and feeds the sitting female.
They suffer from habitat loss and hunting (persecuted for damaging crops and captured for the illegal pet trade).
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301