Common Name(s): This species is commonly called the Mexican Red-headed or Green-Cheeked Amazon.
|Natural Range: Northeastern Mexico|
|Description: green with dark edging, Cheeks, belly and breast is lighter green. Forehead, lores, and upper part of the head. blue band begins over the eye and extends to the side of the neck. Iris orange; bill yellow; feet grey.|
|Comments about (sub)species: This species can easily be mistaken for a lilac-crowned Amazon. The easiest distinction is the cere of the mexican red-headed is light colored while the lilac-crowns is dark colored.. This species is very common in aviculture (for now) but declining in the wild. Not known to be great talkers but some birds develop extensive vocabularies. They can also be noisy packing a very shrill/loud screech, however because of their sweet and gentle nature, they make wonderful pets.|