The wild parrots, or escapees, in and around San Francisco are called cherry-headed conures or red-masked parakeet (Psittacara erythrogenys). The flock is dotted with mitred conures (Psittacara mitratus) and hybrids. Cherry heads have slightly smaller bodies and a red helmet pattern on their heads, whereas mitred conures have a more blotchy pattern of red and feet that are a slightly darker hue. The cherry-headed conures come from Ecuador and Peru. The mitred conures o from Peru through Bolivia down to northern Argentina.