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The Blue-cheeked Amazon, also called Dufresne's Amazon or Amazona dufresniana, is a parrot found in northeastern South America. It is a prominent member of the Amazon genus.

Appearance Edit

Typical of most Amazons, this bird is 13 inches long and mainly green in color. The distinguishing feature is a blue ear region, or cheek. The wing speculum and crown are yellow to golden-orange, and the lore (area between eyes and beak, often incorrectly called the "nose") is a rusty orange. The beak, feet and eye rim are horny gray.

Habitat and Threats Edit

The Blue-cheeked Amazon lives in humid forests of South America, particularly Venezuela.

This bird's main threats are habitat loss and illegal trapping.