Blue-cheeked Amazon (Amazona dufresniana)

The Blue-cheeked Amazon bird, also known as the Venezuelan Amazon, is a medium-sized parrot that can be found throughout northern South America, particularly in Venezuela, Colombia and Guyana. These birds are highly prized for their vibrant coloration and playful personalities, making them popular pets in many parts of the world.

The Blue-cheeked Amazon is named after the distinctive blue patch of feathers that can be found on each side of its face, along with its bright green plumage and yellow markings on its wings. These birds are typically between 30 to 35 centimeters in length and weigh between 350 to 500 grams.

In their natural habitat, Blue-cheeked Amazons can be found in a range of environments, from rainforests to savannas. They are social birds that typically form large flocks, which can number in the hundreds.

Blue-cheeked Amazons are highly intelligent birds that thrive on social interaction and mental stimulation. They are capable of learning a wide range of tricks and can even learn to mimic human speech with proper training.

In captivity, Blue-cheeked Amazons require a large cage and plenty of toys and activities to keep them stimulated. They are prone to boredom and need to be kept physically and mentally active to prevent destructive behavior.

Unfortunately, the Blue-cheeked Amazon is also at risk in its natural habitat due to habitat loss and illegal trapping for the pet trade. As a result, their populations have declined significantly in recent years, and they are now considered a vulnerable species.

Efforts are being made by conservation groups to protect the Blue-cheeked Amazon and its habitat, but much more needs to be done to ensure their survival in the wild. In captivity, responsible ownership and breeding programs can help to ensure that these beautiful birds continue to thrive for many years to come.

Other names

Amazona dufresniana



Blue-cheeked Amazon

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