French: Amazone à front bleu German: Rotbugamazone Spanish: Amazona frentiazul
Other common names:
Yellow-winged Amazon (xanthopteryx)
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. aestiva
(Linnaeus, 1758) – E Brazil from W Pernambuco and S Piauí S to SE Mato Grosso and W Paraná.
A. a. xanthopteryx
(Berlepsch, 1896) – N & E Bolivia and SW Brazil (SW Mato Grosso) S through Paraguay to N Argentina (Córdoba).
37 cm; mean 400 g. Forecrown blue; mid-crown, face, chin and throat yellow, blue or green; hindcrown, posterior ear-coverts, sides of neck, nape and mantle green heavily... read more
A variety of screeches, whistles and barks, most loud and rather low-pitched. Flight call, a... read more
Cerrado and Chaco scrub, savanna, palm groves, gallery forest, subtropical woodland;... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit or seeds of a wide variety of plants, notably (in Argentina) fruits of Melia, Aspidosperma, Prosopis, ... read more
Oct–Mar. Nest in hole in tree generally around 9 m up or, more rarely, cliff face or arboreal termitarium; preferred trees in... read more
In Argentina, great majority of Chaco-nesting population moves W to eastern foothills of Andes,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. One of the most abundant of S. American amazons, benefiting from agriculture and despoiling maize and sunflower crops, and... read more
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