Lilac-crowned Amazon, Lilac-crowned Parrot

Lilac-crowned Amazon, Lilac-crowned Parrot by AFC

Amazona finschi by Judy Studwell
(8 in. x 8 in. | Scratchboard | ID#3627)

Family: PSITTACIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing

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…
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