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Blue Cheeked

The Blue-cheeked Amazon, Amazona dufresniana, also known as Blue-cheeked Parrot or Dufresne’s Amazon, is a parrot found in northeast South America in eastern Venezuela, the Guianas and possibly far northern Brazil. It lives in forest and savanna woodlands up to 1700 m. It is about 34 cm. Its coloring is mostly green, with blue cheeks from around the eye to the neck (less on young), a yellow-orange wing speculum, a yellowish crown, and orange lores (the region between the eye and bill on the side of a bird’s head). The binomial of this species commemorates the French zoologist Louis Dufresne. Now monotypic, it formerly included the Red-browed Amazon as a subspecies.

 

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