Lilac-crowned Amazon

The lilac-crowned amazon (Amazona finschi) is a parrot endemic to the Pacific slopes of Mexico. Also known as Finsch's amazon, it is characterized by green plumage, a maroon forehead, and violet-blue crown and neck.

The binomial of this bird commemorates the German naturalist and explorer Otto Finsch.

In 2006, BirdLife International classified this species as vulnerable. In 2014, IUCN uplisted this species to Endangered.

The lilac-crowned amazon's endemic range spans along the pacific coast of Mexico, beginning in southeastern Sonora and southwestern Chihuahua down to southern Oaxaca.[3] In Sinaloa and northern Nayarit the geographic range of the lilac-crowned parrot is above 375 meters of elevation and does not reach sea level until southern Nayarit, where it remains so through Jalisco and Oaxaca

B.B. (Beautiful Bird) came to the sanctuary flock in early os  2020. He's in his late 30's to early 40's (exact age is unknown). B.B. does not like to be handled but has been making progress in letting me get closer and closer and has even started taking food out of my hand. His favorite song to whistle is The Andy Griffith Theme Song.