Amazona aestiva xanthopteryx
English : Blue-fronted amazon
French : Amazone à front bleu
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 37 cm for a weight of 400 g. Grayish bill. Forehead blue, sometimes extending to cheeks. Variable amount of yellow on crown, cheeks and sometimes down to bib. Bend of wings yellow, sometimes also red.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from North and East Bolivia to South Brazil and north Argentina. Species also occurs in eastern Brazil. Lives in woodlands, wooded scrublands and savannas, gallery forests.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : Still considered one of the commonest amazon parrot in the wild but declining globally because of intensive trapping for the local trade. Destruction of habitat and nesting sites is a very worrying long-term threat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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