Green-cheeked Amazon

Green-cheeked Amazon

Green-cheeked Amazon
Amazona viridigenalis


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Psittaciformes
FAMILY
Psittacidae

Range

Northeastern Mexico to northern Veracruz


Habitat

Lush areas in arid lowlands and foothills, especially gallery forest, deciduous woodland and dry, open pine- oak woodland


Diet

Nuts, berries, flowers fruit and nectar

Weight

10 oz.

Size

12 - 13.2 in.

Incubation

28 days

Clutch

1 – 4 eggs

IUCN Status

Endangered

CITES

Appendix I

Facts

  • Also known as the Red-crowned Amazon
  • They gather in large flocks and are noisiest in the morning and evening.
  • Nomadic birds that gather in large flocks after breeding. They move north and south of their breeding range and are often found in southern Texas, where food is more readily available in winter.

 

Conservation

It is massively exploited for the pet trade and much of its habitat has been cleared for agricultural land. Currently there is no adequately protected areas specific for this species.

Endangered

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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