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Red-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis

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Red-crowned Parrot is an endangered species of the genus Amazona that is endemic to the lowlands of northeastern Mexico.  They are green overall with a red forecrown and a blue streak behind the eye, red secondaries, and blue primaries.  While it has a limited natural range, introduced populations exist in several locations in the United States including Florida, California, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii; it is unclear if birds in southern Texas are of wild or introduced origin.  The species is endangered because of a combination of habitat loss and trapping for the pet trade.  Like other parrots of this genus, Red-crowned Parrots feed primarily on seeds, nuts, and fruit, and nest in tree cavities.

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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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/recpar