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Blue cheeked Parrot
Amazona dufresniana

Blue cheeked Parrot


Physical characteristics


34 to 37 cm.. height and between 480 and 600g. weight.

The Blue cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana) It is easily identifiable by the orange yellow wing patch, much more noticeable in flight.

Head with orangeade narrow stripe on the forehead; Yellow Crown, cheeks, base of the beak, sides of the neck to almost light blue Crown.

End of the wing dark, tail with yellow border, rest of green body.

Young birds with orange-yellow feathers on the front of the head and a violet color in the bottom of the cheeks.

The binomial name of this species is in honor to the French zoologist Louis Dufresne.

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Blue cheeked Parrot habitat:

It lives in humid forest, of gallery and sheets, up to 1700m.

It can also be seen sporadically in coastal areas, possibly in response to food availability.

Reproduction Blue cheeked Parrot:

They walk in pairs or small groups of no more of 4 to 8 individuals.

Reproduction and feeding, there is little information.

In the wild, the breeding season occurs in March in Guyana. In captivity, the female lays 3 eggs that we do not know exactly the incubation period.

Food Blue cheeked Parrot:

We don't know the details of your menu, but it is assumed that they eat almost exclusively seeds, and berries.

Distribution Blue cheeked Parrot:

Amazon-fronted Parrotlet location

The Amazona dufresniana It is located in southeast Venezuela (Bolívar, with a record isolated on Amazon), Northern Guyana (north of 5°N), Northeast Suriname and French Guiana northeast (Y way Collar 1991).

There are reports of Para and Amapa, Brazil, where its occurrence seems likely, but there is no conclusive records (Y way Collar 1991, Collar 1995). The scarcity of records from frequently surveyed areas suggests that it is a low-density and rare species., at the least in parts of its range (Y way Collar 1991).

a Guyana, Healthy populations are known in the area in northwestern Aruka Guyana, between the Aruka and Amakuru rivers, the Kaieteur National Park and the Kuribong River, and the Iwokrama Forest Reserve (A. Narine a slightly. 2010)


State of conservation ⓘ

Status Near Threatened (UICN)ⓘ

It is in the category of near threatened. (NT), due to habitat loss and illegal trade.

Classified as near-threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red list (1) listed in Appendix II of the CITES (4).

Conservation in March CITES Appendix II actions. Banded from Canaima National Park (Venezuela), Iwokrama forest reserve (Guyana) and the Brownsberg nature park (Suriname).

Blue cheeked Parrot in captivity:

Rare in captivity.
Placid temperament, seems less active than many Amazon.

Alternative names:

Blue cheeked Parrot, Blue-checked Parrot, Blue-cheeked Amazon, Blue-cheeked Parrot, Dufresne’s Amazon, Dufresne’s Parrot (English).
Amazone de Dufresne (French).
Goldmaskenamazone, Granada Amazone (German).
Papagaio-de-bochecha-azul (Portuguese).
Amazona Cariazul, Amazona de Cara Azul, Loro cariazul (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Scientific name: Amazona dufresniana
Citation: (Shaw, 1812)
Protonimo: Psittacus dufresnianus

Blue cheeked Parrot images:

Species of the genus Amazona

  • Amazona festiva
  • —- Amazona festiva bodini
  • —- Amazona festiva festiva
  • Amazona vinacea
  • Amazona tucumana
  • Amazona pretrei
  • Amazona agilis
  • Amazona albifrons
  • —- Amazona albifrons albifrons
  • —- Amazona albifrons nana
  • —- Amazona albifrons saltuensis
  • Amazona collaria
  • Amazona leucocephala
  • —- Amazona leucocephala bahamensis
  • —- Amazona leucocephala caymanensis
  • —- Amazona leucocephala hesterna
  • —- Amazona leucocephala leucocephala
  • Amazona ventralis
  • Amazona vittata
  • —- Amazona vittata gracilipes †
  • —- Amazona vittata vittata
  • Amazona finschi
  • Amazona autumnalis
  • —- Amazona autumnalis autumnalis
  • —- Amazona autumnalis lilacina
  • —- Amazona autumnalis salvini
  • Amazona diadema
  • Amazona viridigenalis
  • Amazona xantholora
  • Amazona dufresniana
  • Amazona rhodocorytha
  • Amazona arausiaca
  • Amazona versicolor
  • Amazona oratrix
  • —- Amazona oratrix belizensis
  • —- Amazona oratrix hondurensis
  • —- Amazona oratrix oratrix
  • Amazona tresmariae
  • Amazona auropalliata
  • —- Amazona auropalliata auropalliata
  • —- Amazona auropalliata caribaea
  • —- Amazona auropalliata parvipes
  • Amazona ochrocephala
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala nattereri
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala panamensis
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala xantholaema
  • Amazona barbadensis
  • Amazona aestiva
  • —- Amazona aestiva aestiva
  • —- Amazona aestiva xanthopteryx
  • Amazona mercenarius
  • —- Amazona mercenarius canipalliata
  • —- Amazona mercenarius mercenarius
  • Amazona guatemalae
  • —- Amazona guatemalae guatemalae
  • —- Amazona guatemalae virenticeps
  • Amazona farinosa
  • Amazona kawalli
  • Amazona imperialis
  • Amazona brasiliensis
  • Amazona amazonica
  • Amazona guildingii

  • Sources:

    – Parrot Book, Parrots and macaws Neotropical


    1 – papageien.org
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    3 – By Bjoertvedt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – papageien.org
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