Red Lored Amazon or Yellow Cheek Amazon

Latin Name

Amazona autumnalus

Description

The Red Lored Amazon is primarily green. It has a red lore (forehead), yellow cheeks, and blue crown. The primary flight feathers are typically deep red and navy.

Red Loreds are on the endangered species list (Number II), which means that imports are definitely illegal. Breeding is encouraged (Naturally) and it is advised that one should only buy domestic birds.

Length

11 Inches

Sexing

One breeder says mature females have a brown iris, and mature males have a golden iris. According to an Avian doctor, the Red Loreds have a bone that allows them to be sexed within 98 - 99% accuracy.

Origin

Central America and Amazon river.

Trainability

Seem to be good at training. They can talk, though they don't appear to be the best talkers. They can be very loud (especially during Spring time).

Loudness

Owners report them to be quiet.

Pricing

n/a.