Yellow-faced Parrot Alipiopsitta xanthops

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The Yellow-faced Parrot is a stocky, enigmatic parrot of savanna habitats from eastern Brazil south to eastern Bolivia and northern Paraguay. Sometimes placed in the genus Amazona, it has generally been placed in its own genus by recent authors. It resembles a small Amazona in structure, and is green overall with a yellow-orange face and lower belly. It feeds on fruits and seeds, including introduced mangoes (Mangifera indica), and nests in a cavity in a large tree. They are semi-nomadic, and habitat destruction in much of their range is a conservation concern.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Yellow-faced Parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: