Lilac-crowned Parrot Amazona finschi

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The vocalizations are described by Howell and Webb (1995) as a “shrill krih-krih or kreeih-kreeh, a rolling krreeeih, a deeper kyah’ha and … krra krra”. Several of these vocalizations can be heard in this recording (ML 8426) from Jalisco, Mexico. Forshaw (1989) refers to the vocalization as a harsh, rolling screech.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.