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Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis)
Photograph by Leonhard F. GNU Free Documentation License. (view image details)
Photograph by Roger Moore Glandauer. GNU Free Documentation License. (view image details)
RED-CROWNED PARROT FACTSDescription
The Red-crowned Parrot is mainly green with a bright red forehead and crown. It has dark blue streaks behind the eyes, and light green cheeks. The bill is dull yellow and the feet are gray. It has a pale gray ring around the eye. Juveniles are similar to adults with less red on the head. They are social birds that gather in large flocks.
Red-crowned Amazon, Green-cheeked Amazon, Mexican Red-headed Parrot
30cm - 33cm
arid tropical lowlands, dry open pine-oak forest, tropical deciduous forests
seeds, fruit, berries, flowers, nectar.
Nests in tree hollows. Female lays three white eggs. Eggs hatch after about 26 - 28 days. The young will leave the nest after about 8-10 weeks.
The Red-crowned Parrot is found in north eastern Mexico. Has been introduced to southern California and southern Florida.
Red-crowned Parrot is a popular pet, and can be affectionate and playful. They are good mimics, and some can repeat words.
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".
Relatives in same Genus
White-fronted Parrot (A. albifrons)
Yellow-naped Parrot (A. auropalliata)
Red-lored Parrot (A. autumnalis)
Mealy Parrot (A. farinosa)
Lilac-crowned Parrot (A. finschi)
Yellow-crowned Parrot (A. ochrocephala)
Yellow-headed Parrot (A. oratrix)
Yellow-lored Parrot (A. xantholora)