Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

Northern Festive Amazon (Amazona bodini)


French: Amazone de Bodinus German: Blauwangenamazone Spanish: Amazona festiva norteña

Chrysotis bodini


, 1873,

America = middle Orinoco


Hitherto considered conspecific with A. festiva, but differs in its green (not royal-blue) outer vanes of primaries (3); powder-blue vs emerald-green cheeks (2); multicoloured crown beginning red and mottling to violet-blue and green vs red-fronted emerald-green crown with strong blue postocular patch (distribution of colours well marshalled) (2). Monotypic.


E Colombia E through Orinoco basin of Venezuela, sporadically into NW Guyana.

Descriptive notes

34–35 cm. Compared to A. festiva, with which formerly treated as conspecific, A. bodini is more yellowish below, has lores grey-black, forecrown red, and... read more


No known differences between this species and A. festiva.


No known differences in habitat preferences between this species and A. festiva, but A... read more

Food and feeding

No information. Recorded feeding on fruits. Sometimes roosts communally with A. amazonica.


Nothing known.


Perhaps only irregularly occurs in NW Guyana, suggesting the presence of seasonal movements, and... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. May be fairly common, but local, within restricted range. In Venezuela, abundant in late 19th century... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Northern Festive Amazon (Amazona bodini). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 March 2018).