Renton, K. (). Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi), version In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca. The lilac-crowned parrot (Amazona finschi) is a parrot endemic to the Pacific slopes of Mexico. Also known as Finsch’s amazon or the lilac-crowned amazon, it is. Lilac-crowned Amazon cm; g. Generally green, paler on underparts, where narrow dark feather edging gives light scaled effect, and yellowish on.
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Share this image — Hide sharing options. The outer feathers of the wings are edged in black, whilst the primary and secondary feathers are tipped with blue and red respectively 6 7. The juvenile has duller plumage anazona dark brown eyes, in contrast to the yellow-orange iris of the adult bird 6. The lilac-crowned Amazon feeds mainly on seeds, although it exhibits a high level of flexibility in its diet throughout the varying dry and rainy seasons, funschi order to make the most of the available food sources.
It has been observed to eat a variety of 33 different foods throughout the year, with seeds forming up to 82 percent of its diet The lilac-crowned Amazon is most active in the morning and afternoon, during which time it forages for food. Studies have reported that the lilac-crowned Amazon may sometimes display signs of heat-stress at midday, perhaps explaining why it is less active during this time 9.
A highly social bird, the lilac-crowned Amazon travels in flocks from its roosting sites to forage Breeding takes place in February and the birds form monogamous pairs, typically laying 2 to 3 eggs which are incubated for between 26 and 28 days 14 The lilac-crowned Amazon has a relatively low reproductive success rate; only about 42 percent of pairs manage to successfully raise a chick to fledging. The main cause of nest failure is the predation of the eggs or chicks, and potential predators include rats, snakes, the Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana and the white-nosed coati Nasua narica Feral populations have also been reported in California, in the United States 8.
The lilac-crowned Amazon lives in semi-deciduousseasonally dry forests 9. It is known to nest in natural cavities in trees, showing a preference for tall trees with a narrow cavity entrance 9presumably to reduce the risk of predation 10 The major threat facing the lilac-crowned Amazon is capture for the domestic and international wildlife trade 1.
Poaching of lilac-crowned Amazon nests is extensive, and is much more common outside of nature reserves where the birds are not protected Due to its popularity as a cage bird, it is one of the most frequently confiscated Mexican parrots 7and estimates suggest that there has been a 29 percent decrease in population size over the past 20 years 5.
The lilac-crowned Amazon is also threatened by deforestation.
In Mexico, tropical dry forests have one of the highest rates of deforestation 16and this leads to habitat fragmentation, a reduction in available breeding sites, and reduced food availability This plan involved strategies for trade regulation, habitat conservation and the recovery of wild populations 7. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.
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Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Lilac-crowned Amazon Amazona finschi. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Also known as Lilac-crowned parrot. Tucuman Amazon Amazona tucumana. Puerto Rican Amazon Amazona vittata. Imperial Amazon Amazona imperialis. Lilac-crowned Amazon biology The lilac-crowned Amazon feeds mainly amazonq seeds, although it exhibits a high level of flexibility in its diet throughout the varying dry and rainy seasons, in order to make the most of the available food sources.
American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. White marlin Kajikia albida. Lilac-crowned Amazon habitat The lilac-crowned Amazon lives in fijschiseasonally dry forests 9. Italian agile frog Rana latastei.
Japanese dormouse Glirulus japonicus.
Horse chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum. Lilac-crowned Amazon threats The major threat facing the lilac-crowned Amazon is capture for the domestic and international wildlife trade 1. Find out more Find out more about the lilac-crowned Amazon and its conservation: BirdLife International – Lilac-crowned Amazon: Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme.
Glossary Feral Previously domesticated animals that have returned to a wild state. Incubate To keep eggs warm so that development is possible. Monogamous Having only one mate during a breeding season, or throughout the breeding life of a pair.
Semi-deciduous Refers to plants that lose their foliage for a very short period.
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