Aug 29

The wild Amazons in San Diego are usually Red-Crowned Amazons (aka Mexican Red-headed Parrots) a species that is endangered in the wild.

Red-Crowned Amazon Features

  • Bright, solid green with bright red forehead
  • Tinge of blue bordering the red
  • Pigeon-sized
  • Usually in groups of 3-5 or more
  • Sounds: loud raspy chattering, especially in morning & often while flying
  • Feed in large variety of trees with fruits, berries, seeds or nuts.


Another common San Diego species that looks a bit similar is the Cherry-headed Conure, which is a bit smaller, has a more prominent all-red head, and white around the eyes.


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(Photos by SoCalParrot.org)


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