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"THE LILAC ZONE"

"TEQUILA"

amazona finschi

LILAC CROWN AMAZON

(aka Finsch's Amazon)

"Tequila" is a five year old handfed lilac crown amazon hen (DNA sexed). She was hatched on May 31, 1992 in Littleton, CO and I flew to pick her up when she was three months old. She has been a joy to own and feel that this species of amazon has excellent pet potential. "Tequila" is microchipped with the AVID MICROCHIP as are all my birds and I highly recomend chipping your bird as it is a low cost accurate way to identify them if the need should ever arise.


The Lilac Crown Amazon (also known as "Finsch's Amazon") is a medium-sized amazon, approximately 13 inches total length, whose range is Western Mexico (see map). They inhabit the plains and forested mountain regions but as with all parrots their numbers are decreasing due to loss of habitat. Last legal importation of lilac crown amazons was in 1980.

Males and Females are monomorphic and cannot be sexed visually. This amazon is quite striking with it's lilac (sometimes violet) crown which can extend down the neck and in a half-moon shape around its cheeks. In their natural habitat they are excellent flyers. Although they are rarer in the the pet trade than the larger three amazons, handfed babies can be found and make delightful pets. They can be very acceptable talkers and their temperament is generally "calmer" then that of the larger amazons.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AMAZONA FINSCHI

THE LEXICON OF PARROTS - Finsch's Amazon

HARLEY'S PAGE - Harley is a male lilac crown and his page is imaginative and wonderful - GO SEE!!

LOOPY'S PAGE - A Finsch's Amazon that lived and was loved

UP AT SIX AVIARIES (see Amazon faq) - Very informative - written by Joanie Doss


It's Tequila and my hope that this page has given you some information about this wonderful amazon. If you have a website or you know of one with a picture of a lilac crown or information about them please drop me a line so I can add it to my links.


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