This amazon parrot is unlike others not only due to its smaller size, but also because the males have different plumage coloration than the females, including red on their wings. Despite their diminutive size, they defend their territories and nests with vigor.
This species is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Redlist.
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This species is mostly found in the Pacific lowlands of Guatemala, where forests have been converted into cattle, rubber, and sugar cane farms. They are harder to find in the more densely populated Indigenous Maya areas of the Guatemalan highlands. Indigenous people make up about 40% of the human population in Guatemala, and the Maya ruled this area into the early 1500s before colonization reached their country.