White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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They fly to the feeding sites in big groups sometimes composed by more than one species. They are silent while feeding. When mixed with the Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis) groups become evident because the noisy feeding behavior of the latest species.

Social and interspecific behavior

It is a highly sociable species that can be rarely detected solitary. They fly in groups composed by pairs and families up to 30 individuals. Groups can be easily identified because they are very noisy. They rest in groups of up to 1000 individuals in elevated sites. No hierarchies have been detected in groups except for some aggressive males.

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