Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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They fly in groups to the foraging sites. While foraging they remain silent and they can be detected by the noise of falling fruits or twigs.

Social and interspecific behavior

It is a social species. They fly in groups composed by pairs and families of 20 individuals or more. They are very loud and easily detected. They sleep and rest in big groups during non-breeding season using elevated sites and tall trees. During dawn and dusk they left the resting sites and fly to the foraging sites. When perching on big trees they remain quiet being difficult to see as the mimic with vegetation.

Recommended Citation

Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: