Paco is a green parrot who appeared on the first run of Plaza Sésamo. He was the show's equivalent to Oscar the Grouch, whom he shares many characteristics with, especially his tastes in food: he has an affinity for "sardinas con miel" (sardines with honey). Paco usually appeared from inside a window.
Both Paco and Abelardo (Big Bird's Plaza Sésamo equivalent) were retired in 1981, and replaced by Montoya and Bodoque (the former would later be renamed Abelardo Montoya, while the latter was eventually replaced by Pancho).
In the Spanish translation of the Sesame Street comic strip, Oscar is sometimes referred to as Paco, despite the two characters being a different species.