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Lilac-crowned Parrot

Scientific Name: Amazona finschi

Species Authority: (Sclater, 1864)

Common Names :
Lilac-crowned Amazon

Native to:   Mexico

Introduced: Puerto Rico and The United States - A population has established itself in Florida, California,  and parts of Mexico.

Status: Vulnerable
In 2006, due to decreasing populations, the Lilac-crowned Parrot was upgraded to Vulnerable by the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.

In California:  The closely related Red-crowned and Lilac-crowned Parrots (both CITES, Appendix I) are Southern California's most abundant parrots. These beautiful birds flock together and are often seen in mated or mixed-mated pairs. Adventurous, playful and fun-loving, their boisterous calls can be heard throughout the southern skies.

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NOTE: Among the amazona flocks, hybrids of all species can be found. Some of our photographs may contain hybrids -- these birds are included in the species gallery they most closely resemble. Those who evenly resemble two or more species or cannot be specifically identified will be found in the "Others" Gallery.


Did you know?

Wild parrots heading out for the day's foraging expeditions will drop off members of the flock along the way. On the return flight, those who ventured out the farthest, will pick up their flock- mates on the way back.


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