Parrots (Psittacidae)

Red-crowned Amazon (Amazona viridigenalis) - HBW 4, p. 469

French: Amazone à joues vertes German: Grünwangenamazone Spanish: Amazona Tamaulipeca
Other common names: Red-crowned Parrot, Green-cheeked Amazon/Parrot

Taxonomy: Chrysotis viridigenalis Cassin, 1853, South America; error = north-eastern Mexico.

Distribution: NE Mexico; records from S Texas, USA, possibly refer to wandering wild birds displaced by food shortages in Tamaulipas rather than to escaped cage-birds. Introduced or feral populations in various cities in USA, with small ones in Puerto Rico and Oahu (Hawaiian Is).