The wild Amazons in San Diego are usually Red-Crowned Amazons (aka Mexican Red-headed Parrots) a species that is endangered in the wild.
- Bright, solid green with bright red forehead
- Tinge of blue bordering the red
- 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.
(Photos by SoCalParrot.org)
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