In 2006 BirdLife International classified this species as Vulnerable.
The binomial of this bird commemorates the German naturalist and explorer Otto Finsch.
There are feral populations of this bird in several counties in southern California. It has been observed in residential and suburban areas, but also in native coniferous forest in the San Gabriel Mountains.
They also show remarkable intelligence, and will act out if ignored. Large parrots like this are not suited to complete novices, and would best be accommodated by owners who understand that such animals are a life-long commitment, requiring attention not unlike a human child. Care should be taken to avoid feeding the usual assortment of foods to parrots that, while safe for humans, pose toxicity or allergy problems in high doses: onion, avocado, chocolate, high-salt, etc.
PODLESNOITE BaCa^sub 2^(CO^sub 3^)^sub 2^F^sub 2^: A NEW MINERAL SPECIES FROM THE KIROVSKII MINE KHIBINY, KOLA PENINSULA, RUSSIA
Mar 01, 2008; ABSTRACT The new mineral podlesnoite, ideally BaCa^sub 2^(CO^sub 3sub 2^F^sub 2^, was found at the Kirovskii underground apatite...