Birds of Colombia

    PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae (African & New World Parrots)  
Genus: Amazona (6 species, 33 worldwide)

Genus Amazona, Amazon Parrots, are large stocky mostly green parrots with broad wings and short tails. They travel in noisy flocks.

Orange-winged Amazon
Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica)
Parque Biotematica Megua, Baranoa, Colombia  

Red-lored Amazon
Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis salvini)
  Green-cheeked race found below Nicaragua.

The race from Mexico to Nicaragua has a yellow cheek. A tiny bit thinner, smaller than most Amazon parrots.

Southern Mealy Amazon
Southern Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa) Near Threatened

Festive Amazon
Festive Amazon (Amazona festiva) Near Threatened

Scaly-naped Amazon
Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius canipalliata)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  

Found at high altitudes in the Andes, unlike most genus Amazon parrots that are found only in lowlands.

Yellow-crowned Amazon
Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala)
Selva Park Hotel, Cacoal, Brazil  

Additional photo.

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