French: Amazone de Prêtre German: Prachtamazone Spanish: Amazona charao
Other common names:
Mexico?; error = southern Brazil
S Brazil, chiefly in Rio Grande do Sul, in winter also in SE Santa Catarina; very rare or vagrant in Paraguay#R and Argentina#R.
32 cm. Similar to A. tucumana, but red on head extends to mid-crown and around bare orbital skin, often with some flecks on ear-coverts and neck; rest of head lacks... read more
A variety of screeches and calls. In flight, repeated nasal rolling yelping calls “quiowk” or... read more
Araucaria angustifolia forest in N of range, lowland riverine broadleaf forest in S, with... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of fruit in spring and summer (Oct–Feb), notably Cupania, Eugenia, Phytolacca, Allophylus... read more
Sept–Dec. Nest in hole in tree, generally fairly low (mean 6·5 m from ground); Nectandra, Ocotea, ... read more
Partial migrant: birds breeding in SE and some in NC parts of range move to NE of range and into... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES I. Previously listed as Endangered. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Formerly abundant, but major decline over 20th century in response to... read more
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