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Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)
Red-lored Amazon at Belize Zoo.
Photograph by Tom Eppenberger Jr.. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Amazona Autumnalis Male
Photograph by Virgilrm. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
RED-LORED PARROT FACTSDescription
The Red-lored is mainly green, with red forehead. Some subspecies have yellow cheeks, sometimes with red spots. The top of the head is blue. Males and females are similar color. Juveniles are similar to adults with less yellow on the cheeks, and less red on forehead.
32cm - 35cm
lowland rainforest to semi-deciduous forests
fruit, nuts, seeds.
The Red-lored Parrot nests in tree hollows. Females lay three or four white eggs in a clutch. Eggs hatch after about 26 days and young leave the nest after about 60 days.
found in eastern Mexico south to Ecuador. Also found in Brazil.
The Red-lored Parrot adapts well to captivity and is a popular pet parrot.
Relatives in same Genus
White-fronted Parrot (A. albifrons)
Yellow-naped Parrot (A. auropalliata)
Mealy Parrot (A. farinosa)
Lilac-crowned Parrot (A. finschi)
Yellow-crowned Parrot (A. ochrocephala)
Yellow-headed Parrot (A. oratrix)
Red-crowned Parrot (A. viridigenalis)
Yellow-lored Parrot (A. xantholora)