Thick-billed Parrots

  title={Thick-billed Parrots},
  author={Georgann B. Johnston},
What bird is essentially extinct in the wild, the subject of a Special Survival Plan in the United States, and one of the few psittacine species ever to set foot in North America? Stumped? It is, of course, the Thick-billed Parrot Rbyncbopsitta pachyrhyncha. This species was endemic to northern Mexico, mostly in the highland forests, with a few venturing into the southern portions of Arizona, New Mexico and occasionally California during the colder months. However, no significant populations of… CONTINUE READING