Blue-cheeked Parrot Amazona dufresniana

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: R. Dickey
  • © Pete Morris

Blue-cheeked Parrot is endemic to the Guianas, southeastern Venezuela and adjacent northern Brazil, and the species is generally uncommon and found at low densities. Seasonal migrations to and from coastal sand ridge forests have been reported in Suriname, but in general this parrot inhabits terra firme forests of the interior, including subtropical forests at up to 1700 m in the pantepui, and savanna woodland in Venezuela. Blue-cheeked Parrot’s breeding biology is known only from captivity. The species is currently treated as Near Threatened by the IUCN, given that its population is suspected to be declining due to habitat loss and the cagebird trade.


© Mark Robbins

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Dickey, R. (2015). Blue-cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.