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Rhynchopsitta (thick-billed parrots)

Wikipedia Abstract

The thick-billed parrots are stocky brilliant green Neotropical parrots with heavy black beaks of genus Rhynchopsitta of thick billed macaw-like parrots. The genus comprises two existing species, the thick-billed parrot and the maroon-fronted parrot, as well as an extinct species from the Late Pleistocene in Mexico. The two extant taxa were formerly considered conspecific; they have become rare and are restricted to a few small areas in northern Mexico. The range of the thick-billed parrot formerly extended into the southwestern United States; attempts at reintroduction have been unsuccessful so far.
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Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha (Thick-billed Parrot) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Rhynchopsitta terrisi (Maroon-fronted Parrot) (Endangered) (Attributes)

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