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Amazona finschi (Lilac-crowned Parrot; Lilac-crowned Amazon)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The lilac-crowned amazon (Amazona finschi) is a parrot endemic to the Pacific slopes of Mexico. Also known as Finsch's amazon, the parrot is characterized by green plumage, a maroon forehead, and violet-blue crown. Their coloring resembles that of the red-crowned amazon Amazona viridigenalis, though the lilac-crowned amazon is less vibrant. The binomial of this bird commemorates the German naturalist and explorer Otto Finsch. In 2006, BirdLife International classified this species as vulnerable. In 2014, IUCN uplisted this species to Endangered.
View Wikipedia Record: Amazona finschi

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Amazona finschi

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.37304
EDGE Score: 2.86175


Adult Weight [1]  302 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  50 %
Forages - Understory [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  26 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Jalisco dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northern Mesoamerican Pacific mangroves Mexico Neotropic Mangroves    
Sinaloan dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southern Pacific dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve VI 346925 Coahuila, Mexico  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Prey / Diet

Aralia excelsa[5]
Astronium graveolens[5]
Bauhinia ungulata (orchidtree)[5]
Brosimum alicastrum (breadnut)[5]
Caesalpinia pulcherrima (dwarf poinciana)[5]
Comocladia macrophylla[5]
Esenbeckia nesiotica[5]
Ficus cotinifolia[5]
Ficus insipida[5]
Jatropha malacophylla[5]
Jatropha standleyi[5]
Lysiloma microphylla[5]
Piranhea mexicana[5]
Pithecellobium lanceolatum[5]
Plumeria rubra (frangipani)[5]
Sideroxylon capiri[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alouatta palliata (mantled howler monkey)4
Alouatta pigra (Mexican black howler monkey)3
Amazona albifrons (White-fronted Parrot)3
Amazona farinosa (Mealy Parrot)2
Amazona oratrix (Yellow-headed Parrot)2
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)2
Ateles geoffroyi (Central American spider monkey)3
Bassaricyon gabbii (Olingo)2
Brotogeris jugularis (Orange-chinned Parakeet)3
Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)3
Nasua nasua (South American Coati)2
Trogon citreolus (Citreoline Trogon)2

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Abilene Zoological Gardens
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Bronx Children's Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Central Florida Zoological Park
El Paso Zoo
Erie Zoological Gardens
Guadalajara Zoo
HeverJardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
John Ball Zoological Garden
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Linton Zoological Gardens
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
Parc des Oiseaux
PRIAM Psittaculture Centre
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Umgeni River Bird Park
Wingham Wildlife Park

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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