Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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They fly in big groups from the roost to the feeding sites. When in the feeding grounds they perch in the top of trees. They take twigs with fruits with the legs, get the fruits and consume the seeds discarding the rest.

Social and interspecific behavior

This is a social species that rarely can be seen solitary. They fly in groups from 6 to more than 100 individuals. Groups can be formed by pairs or families. The hours with more activity are during dawn and dusk. At the hottest part of the day they rest in big groups using big trees. In some regions this parrot does local migrations during winter.

Recommended Citation

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