Red-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis



They breed using holes in big trees. Breeding pairs search for suitable holes inspecting available cavities. During courtship the breeding pair usually preens themselves before copulation occurs. During incubation female remain in nest and male feed female. Males rarely enter the nests. Female feed young¿s by regurgitation inside the nest using the food delivered by the male. When delivering the food males do not perch proximately to the nest. Instead they use a nearby tree and call the female to get out and get the food.

They use holes in big trees made by woodpeckers. Holes can be found between 3.8 and 13.50 m ç height, in trees with a diameter at breast height of between 0.39 and 2.29 m; Mean measurement of nests are: 5 - 23 cm. wide at entrance, 13 - 71 cm. internal diameter and 0.40 - 4.54 m deep. Breeding occurs between March and July, they lay form 2 to 5 eggs. Incubation period is 27 days; young are borne featherless and stay at nest for 53 days.

Recommended Citation

Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: