French: Amazone de Tucuman German: Tucumanamazone Spanish: Amazona tucumana
Other common names:
S Bolivia (Tarija, Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán and Catamarca).
31 cm; 250–280 g. Green throughout, with feathers strongly edged black to give scaled effect; forehead and sometimes lores red, bare orbital skin white; lower thighs... read more
A variety of screeches and calls, including shrill shrieks and lower-pitched barks. In flight, a... read more
Open mountain woodland in Andean yungas forest dominated by pure stands of Alnus acuminata... read more
Food and feeding
In a study in Argentina, 87% of food items belonged to Podocarpus parlatorei (21%), Blepharocalyx salicifolius (17%),... read more
Nov–Jan. Nest in holes in wide old trunks of Blepharocalyx (29%), Podocarpus (20%), Alnus (15... read more
Chiefly elevational in character, with birds moving to 500 m and lower in the Chaco/Yungas... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Formerly listed as Near Threatened. CITES I. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Generally uncommon but common locally. Recent studies recorded... read more
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