Posted by pets | 10 November 2014

- Amazona dufresniana

Blue cheeked Parrot

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Description:

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.

Habitat:

It is found in humid forest, Gallery & sheets, up to 1700m.

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

Reproduction:

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

Reproduction and feeding, there is little information.

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

Food:

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

Distribution:

Venezuela East, coast of the Guyanas and Brazil East.

Conservation:

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).

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 (inglés).
- Amazone de Dufresne (francés).
- Goldmaskenamazone, Granada Amazone (alemán).
- Papagaio-de-bochecha-azul (portugués).
- Amazona Cariazul, Amazona de Cara Azul, Loro cariazul (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Nombre científico: Amazona dufresniana
- Citation: (Shaw, 1812)
- Protónimo: Psittacus dufresnianus

Amazon images-fronted Parrotlet:

Blue cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana)

Sources:

– Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical

Photo:

1 – papageien.org
2- by Matthieu Sontag[GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
3 – By Bjoertvedt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
4 – papageien.org
5 – by © Michel Clément – gepog.org

Sound: Olivier Claessens

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