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Tucuman Parrot Amazona tucumana

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The Tucuman Parrot is a near threatened species of Psittacid with a tiny range in central South America.  This Amazona is restricted to a small strip of humid Yungas forest dominated by Alnus acuminata and Podocarpus parlatorei which spans the Bolivia/ Argentina border on the eastern slope of the Andes.  Tucuman Parrots are largely green with red foreheads, white rings of bare skin around the eyes, blue and red in the wings, and pale bills.  The species is highly imperiled due to habitat loss and the pet trade.

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Recommended Citation

Tucuman Parrot (Amazona tucumana), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/tucpar1