Amazona autumnalis lilacina
English : Lilacine amazon
French : Amazone lilacine
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to about 35 cm in length. Bright green plumage, black bill. Forehead and lores are dark red, extending as a supercillium. Crown is bluish-green with red flecks. Cheeks are extensively yellow, fading to yellow-green on neck.
Range and habitat
The subspecies occurs in western side of South America and is endemic to western Ecuador. Species also found from Mexico to Colombia. Lives in edges of forests, open wooded areas, plantations, to 1100 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is often the most abundant Amazona within its range. Local declines and even extirpation occur because of overcapture and habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : EEP in Europe
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