Lilac- Crowned Amazon
Can grow up to 30.5cm (12in) long.
Habitat and Distribution
Is found along the pacific slopes of Mexico.
Lifespan in the wild is around 27 years, and in captivity around 35 years.
Consists mainly of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a small amount seeds.
Groups and Breeding
The Lilac crowned Amazon nests in tree cavities, they normally lay 2-4 eggs in a clutch, with the female incubating for about 26 days, once hatched the young birds stay in the nest box for approximately 60 days.
The biggest threat is deforestation, but also capture for the pet trade.
The male and female look identical, and to determine the gender of the parrots they have to be surgically or DNA sexed.
The Lilac-Crowned Amazon During Your Day Out in Kent
The lilac-crowned amazon lives in a communal long flight enclosure which he shares with other parrot species such as citron crested cockatoos, moluccan cockatoos, and galah cockatoos This enclosure can be found opposite the education building and visitors can head from here to the entrance to the tropical house to see many other bid species.