Lilac-crowned Parrot Amazona finschi

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Katherine Renton

Priorities for Future Research

It is imperative to determine the rate of habitat loss for the Lilac-crowned Parrot, particularly in terms of key breeding habitat of semi-deciduous forest along the Pacific slope of Mexico. Likewise we need to evaluate and implement appropriate conservation strategies to maintain potential cavity-bearing trees in modified landscapes that are essential for the conservation of healthy communities of secondary cavity-nesters, such as parrots. Finally, we need to evaluate the potential impact of climate change on parrot populations, not only in terms of changes in distribution, but more importantly, the potential influence of climate change in limiting the reproductive potential of wild populations of the Lilac-crowned Parrot.

Recommended Citation

Renton, K. (2009). Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.