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Lilacine Amazon
Amazona 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. 


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