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Lilac-crowned Amazon  

Also Known As: Lilac-crowned Parrot, Finsch's Parrot, Pacific Parrot, Wood's Red-fronted Parrot (A.f. woodi)

Lilac-crowned Amazon profile

Credit: © Mark Swiecki

Did You Know?
The Lilac-crowned Amazon exists in feral (non-native) populations in Los Angeles, CA.

Species Profile


Size: Adult Weight:
33 cm (12.8 in) 325g (11.3 oz)

Races including nominate:
two: A.f. finschi, A.f. woodi

Colourization Adult: A.f. finschi: both adults body green, with feathers edged black; maroon forehead, forecrown and lores; back of crown to sides of nape and neck blue/lilac; bases of secondary feathers 1-5 red, the remainder green; tail green. Bill horn in colour. Eye ring pale grey, eye orange. A.f. woodi: both adults greener and less yellowish; frontal band thinner and duller.

Colourization Juvenile: Immature as in adult but duller with dark brown eye and white eye-ring and cere.

Call: Screeching while in flight.

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Content Sources:

Central Pets


BirdLife International

Internet Bird Collection

ML Media Collection Catalogue 8426, Lilac-crowned Parrot Amazona finschi, Kincaid, Edgar, Jalisco, Mexico, Jun. 23 1957, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.

Avian Pediatric Seminar Proceedings, various authors, 1988.