French: Amazone à front blanc German: Weißstirnamazone Spanish: Amazona frentialba
Other common names: White-fronted Parrot
Part of the Greater Antillean lineage (see A. agilis, above). Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. saltuensis
Nelson, 1899 – Pacific slope of NW Mexico (S Sonora, Sinaloa, W Durango).
A. a. albifrons
(Sparrman, 1788) – Pacific slope of W Mexico (Nayarit) S to SW Guatemala.
A. a. nana
W. deW. Miller, 1905 – E Mexico (from SE Veracruz and Yucatán Peninsula) to Belize and N Guatemala and S to W Costa Rica.
25–29 cm; 176–242 g. Forecrown white; large facial patch around eye red; mid- to hindcrown dull blue with feather edges dark creating scaled effect; lower cheeks... read more
A variety of screeches and calls, and also a harsh grating chattering series of notes. In flight,... read more
Chiefly drier, deciduous forest, advanced second growth, scrubby woodland, thornbush, coastal palm-... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, including Inga and other legumes, Croton, Terminalia, plus blossoms, berries, fruits, notably of ... read more
Jan–May in Mexico and Guatemala. Nest in natural cavities in trees and woodpecker holes. Eggs 3–5; incubation in captivity, by... read more
Local seasonal movements occur, presumably as rain makes fringe habitats temporarily attractive:... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Frequent to abundant, and with Aratinga canicularis the most numerous parrot on Pacific slope of Middle America, with no obvious... read more
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