Immigrating Parrots Find Asylum in L.A.
Red crowned parrot
The colorful red-crowned parrot is an endangered species in its native Mexico, but is thriving in Southern California, including the Santa Monica Mountains. Photo by Suzanne Guldimann
A lilac-crowned parrot on top of a coral tree in Malibu. This was the first time this Messenger Mountain News reporter has had a sighting of this particular species of parrot and, just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, it was in her backyard. Photo by Suzanne Guldimann