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Old 05-13-2019, 09:09 AM
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Red capped amazon aka green cheek amazon

Or Mexican red headed amazon.

Whatever you want to call them, here is a video of a flock living in Southern Texas.


I have the feeling that my Luna started life by being poached from a wild flock in the San Diego area. The person that bought her got tired of putting up with her screaming and released her back into the wild.
No way to know for sure but she is happy here in my flock.

It warms my knowing these birds are doing so well on there own.
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Re: Red capped amazon aka green cheek amazon

Pretty cool Wes..thanks for the post. I'd like to be a "counter"...maybe I'll move to Texas!




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Re: Red capped amazon aka green cheek amazon

Thanks Texsize for the video.

It just continues to surprise and comfort me to learn of new colonies of New World Parrots showing up in different places. I was reading of a colony of Double Yellow-Head Amazons in Southern Germany, which means that group is handling both urban life and also moderate Winter weather. The colony also contains several sets of Blue-fronted Amazons.

Regarding the Mexican Red-Headed Amazon and the rest of their rather large family. As you know, the 'general belief' is that even thou the family has a fairly wide range in their size and weight, they are all of the same Species. The names seem to be based on a combination of size and Region they are found within. With hope, DNA mapping will soon provide clarity to the question.

Again, thanks for the video, enjoyed it!
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:24 AM
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Re: Red capped amazon aka green cheek amazon

I live in NYC. We have a wild flock of Quaker's that live in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and the surrounding areas. When I first heard of it, I didn't believe it. After seeing some of them nesting on a friends house, I was astounded. How do they survive the snow!
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Re: Red capped amazon aka green cheek amazon

Quote: Originally Posted by SailBoat View Post
Thanks Texsize for the video.

It just continues to surprise and comfort me to learn of new colonies of New World Parrots showing up in different places. I was reading of a colony of Double Yellow-Head Amazons in Southern Germany, which means that group is handling both urban life and also moderate Winter weather. The colony also contains several sets of Blue-fronted Amazons.

Regarding the Mexican Red-Headed Amazon and the rest of their rather large family. As you know, the 'general belief' is that even thou the family has a fairly wide range in their size and weight, they are all of the same Species. The names seem to be based on a combination of size and Region they are found within. With hope, DNA mapping will so provide clarity to the question.

Again, thanks for the video, enjoyed it!

This is both a good and a bad thing.

There have been more observations of this species in Southern US than in their native Mexico.

https://ebird.org/species/recpar/

There are only 603 observations from Mexico in their native range.

but there have been 23,216 observations from the US- about approximately 40 times. I think the US population will play a critical role in this species' survival in the wild, but unfortunately a significant proportion of them may have hybridised with other Amazons.
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Re: Red capped amazon aka green cheek amazon

FWIW quakers are one of the few parrot species tha have state restrictions about bringing them into a state as pets. They survive by building their LARGE communal nests around transformer boxes, which get quite hot and thus allow these tropical parrots to survive even New England winters. We are remaking our world, not always for the better.
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