Green Cheeked Amazon

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Green Cheeked Amazon

The Red-crowned Parrot – also known as Mexican Red Head Amazon or Green-cheeked Amazon is a native to the lowlands of North-eastern Mexico now very common in the US. Green Cheeked Amazons are mostly green, with a bright red blaze that extends over their beak and forehead. There is a patch of brilliant blue behind their eyes that trails down the neck in some individuals. The undersides of the tail feathers are a lime green/yellow, and they have horn-colored beaks and flesh colored legs.About 13 inches in length ,Male-body green, with soft black margins to feathers of nape to mantle and upper breast; dark red forehead, crown and lores; purple/blue band from above the eye down the sides of the neck; at bases of secondary feathers 1-5 is red, the remainder green; green tail. Bill dull yellow. Eye ring pale grey, eye yellow. Female-red less evident on crown.they have Shrill screaming voice usually followed by ascending notes. Chattering also heard, though raspy.

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