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Photo by Michael Woodruff
San Benito, Southern Texas, USA, April 2004
Psittacara holochlorus

Includes: Red-throated Parakeet


32 cm
Bright green overall. Underside of flight feathers yellowish. Grayish skin around eyes. Long, pointed tail. Often has orange flecks on throat


Found in Mexico and northern Central America in deciduous and pine forests. Established in southern Texas where it is common in the Rio Grande Valley. Possibly introduced to Florida.


Formerly placed in genus Aratinga.
Socorro Parakeet was recently split from Green Parakeet.


Three subspecies recognized[1]:

  • P. h. holochlorus in southern Mexico
  • P. h. brewsteri in northwest Mexico
  • P. h. rubritorquis from Guatemala to Nicaragua, sometimes treated as full species Red-throated Parakeet


Deciduous woodland and Pacific swamp forests.



There is not a lot recorded, however, they appear to eat fruit and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v11.1). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/#Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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