The Blue-cheeked Amazon, also called Dufresne's Amazon or Amazona dufresniana, is a parrot found in northeastern South America. It is a prominent member of the Amazon genus.
Typical of most Amazons, this bird is 13 inches long and mainly green in color. The distinguishing feature is a blue ear region, or cheek. The wing speculum and crown are yellow to golden-orange, and the lore (area between eyes and beak, often incorrectly called the "nose") is a rusty orange. The beak, feet and eye rim are horny gray.
Habitat and Threats Edit
The Blue-cheeked Amazon lives in humid forests of South America, particularly Venezuela.
This bird's main threats are habitat loss and illegal trapping.