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Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)
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Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)

General Description: Lilac-crowned Parrots (Amazona finschi) are medium-sized, noisy, bright green birds with a large pale bill. The forehead is red, the face is yellow-green, and the top of the head and collar are light blue (lilac). The feet are blue. In flight, there is a patch of red in the wings. The outer tail feathers are yellowish-green, but the central tail feathers are entirely green.

Taxonomy: Psittaciformes, Psittacidae, Arinae.

Favored Habitat: Humid pine-oak forests along the central Pacific coast of Mexico up to about 6,000 feet elevation.

Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)

Where to Find: Don't look for Lilac-crowned Parrots around Las Vegas. Rather, look for wild birds along the Pacific coast of Mexico. Alternatively, look for them at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ, or in the Los Angeles, CA, area.

Comments: Populations of this species are declining.

Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)
Notice the red forehead and light-blue crown and collar
Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)
Notice the yellow outer tail edge, but all-green central tail feathers
Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi) Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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