White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Appearance

Distinguishing Characteristics

22.5 - 29.0 cm. 176 - 242 g. Body brilliant green. Yellow eyes with a gray line around the eye. A red mask beginning in the bill and around eye. White nape and blue nape. Strong, hooked yellow bill. Flight feathers blue-violet. Tail green, with external feathers red that can not be seen when perched. Grayish legs. Males and Females different. Male: In flight a big red patch can be seen in the external feathers above the flight feathers. Female: Females lack the red patch in the wing area. Juveniles resemble females but have a reduced red mask.

Similar Species

Yellow-lored Parrot (Amazona xantholora) males are very similar but have a brown dot behind the eye, a yellow dot between eye and bill and a red dot over the shoulder. Females have lees defined brown dot and only have a line in the forehead and blue crown. Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi) is bigger has forehead and sides of nape lilac and the red patch in the flying feathers is in central part of the flying feathers.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons), 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/whfpar1