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Red-crowned Parrot

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Alternative name: Red-crowned Amazon

Photo © by Richard BledsoePoint Loma, San Diego, California, March 2003
Photo © by Richard Bledsoe
Point Loma, San Diego, California, March 2003
Amazona viridigenalis


[edit] Identification

33 cm (13 in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Red lores, forehead and mid-crown
  • White orbital ring
  • Bright green cheeks and ear-coverts
  • Bluish-grey streaks from eyes down the neck

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Mexico.

They have been introduced to Texas, California, and Hawaii.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

They are found in tropical evergreen gallery forests, in dry lowlands. Also deciduous canyon woodlands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruits, berries, flowers and nectar depending on the season. Some populations are very dependent on pine seeds.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in tree cavities originally used by woodpeckers.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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