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 Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)




Red-lored Parrot | Amazona autumnalis photo
Red-lored Amazon at Belize Zoo.

Photograph by Tom Eppenberger Jr.. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Red-lored Parrot | Amazona autumnalis photo
Amazona Autumnalis Male

Photograph by Virgilrm. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

RED-LORED PARROT FACTS

Description
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.

Other Names
Red-lored Amazon

Size
32cm - 35cm

Environment
lowland rainforest to semi-deciduous forests

Food
fruit, nuts, seeds.

Breeding
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.

Range
found in eastern Mexico south to Ecuador. Also found in Brazil.

Notes
The Red-lored Parrot adapts well to captivity and is a popular pet parrot.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Amazona
Species:autumnalis
Common Name:Red-lored 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)