Who are you calling “thick?” The Thick-billed Parrot has a reason for its bulky bill. One of its main food sources is pine seeds, a snack that isn’t easy to obtain. Using its bill, it picks off every single seed in a spiral motion! [?: Jenni Douglas]
Did you know the Thick-billed parrot is also known as the “snow parrot”? Unlike parrots that live in the tropics, it prefers to live at higher elevations, in the pine forests in n. Mexico. It uses its bill in a complex maneuver to pick seeds off pine cones in a spiral motion.