Lilac-crowned Amazon, Lilac-crowned Parrot

Lilac-crowned Amazon, Lilac-crowned Parrot

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Lilac-crowned Amazon, Lilac-crowned Parrot by Judy Studwell
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PSITTACIDAE
Order: 
PSITTACIFORMES
Genus: 
Amazona
Species: 
finschi
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Sclater, 1864)
Common names (Spa): 
Amazona Guayabera, Cotorra Frente Roja, Loro Corona-violeta
Medium: 
Scratchboard
Artist Statement: 
Preening is a bird’s way of grooming his feathers, keeping them in top condition. Humans have been exploiting birds in many ways for all time. The Lilac-crowned Amazon is just one of many species of birds around the world that is suffering from over exploitation due to the illegal-pet trade and habitat loss. When I see a bird lift it’s wings and fly, my mood is lightened, my burdens lesson and a feeling of freedom washes over me…