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 White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons)




White-fronted Parrot | Amazona albifrons photo
White-fronted Parrot. Cotorritas-periquitas El Aviario en el Acuario de Mazatlán

Photograph by Bryce Edwards. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

White-fronted Parrot | Amazona albifrons photo
White-fronted Amazon perching in a tree,

Photograph by Matt MacGillivray. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

WHITE-FRONTED PARROT FACTS

Description
The White-fronted Parrot is mostly green with bright red around the eyes and a white patch on the forehead. There is a patch of blue on the head behind the white forehead patch. Males have bright red shoulder feathers, and females have green shoulders. Juveniles are similar to adults with less red on the face and yellowish patch on the forehead. They are social birds and usually seen in small flocks.

Other Names
White-fronted Amazon

Size
25cm

Environment
rainforests, forest, savannah

Food
nuts, berries, seeds, fruit.

Breeding
Nests in tree hollows. Female lays three or four white eggs. Eggs hatch after 26 days. Young leave the nest about 60 days.

Range
Central America and southern Mexico

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Amazona
Species:albifrons
Common Name:White-fronted Parrot


Relatives in same Genus
  Yellow-naped Parrot (A. auropalliata)
  Red-lored Parrot (A. autumnalis)
  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)