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Blue-cheeked Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Blue-cheeked Amazon

Amazona dufresniana


34 cm (13½ in)

  • Green plumage
  • Blue cheeks
  • Yellow-orange wing patch
  • Yellowish crown
  • Orange lores


South America: found in south-eastern Venezuela (Gran Sabana) to the Guianas and possibly adjacent Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1], formerly considered conspecific with Red-browed Parrot[2].


Rainforest, cloud forest and savanna woodlands up to 1700m. They also visit coastal sand-ridge forests.



On visits to the coast, they eat Sandbox Tree seeds and most likely eat mimosa and other berries too. No other information available.


The only information seems to be from captive birds, who lay 3 eggs, with incubation lasting 23-26 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)
  4. Wikipedia
  5. Avian Web

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