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Red-Crowned Parrot

Amazona viridigenalis

Red-Crowned Parrot populations are threatened by the pet trade and habitat losses. Thier natural range is northeastern Mexico and the southern tip of Texas, but released and escaped pets have established colonies in southern California, south Florida and Oahu (Hawaii). The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 failed to mention this species, and so the regulatory laws of states and local governments provide their only legal protections.

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