Lilacine AmazonAmazona lilacina
- Was considered to be a sub-species of the Red-lored but was recently classifed as a separate species. - Endangered due to habitat destruction. Only about 2,500 remaining.- Range: Ecuador, where it occurs widely but very sparsely on the Pacific slope- Slightly smaller than the Red-lored and less brightly colored
I remember seeing a Liilacine Amazon one time in my life at a bird show in Texas in the late 1970s. The only I remember this is that I was telling someone that it was a Red-lored that looked different than the ones I had seen and was corrected by the man with the bird. I thought he said or meant Lilac-crown and I knew it wasn't that Amazon because I lived with one.