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Red-lored Amazon Parrot

Range:

Central and South America.


Habitat:

Canopy of forests and jungles.


Characteristics:

General plumage is green; forehead and lorees red; upper cheeks and ear coverts yellow; largest wing feathers tipped with yellow; tail green tipped with yellowish green and blue. Bill grey with yellowish horn on upper mandible; iris orange; legs greenish grey.


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Behavior:

Parrots are vocal, gregarious, arboreal birds, often flocking together to harass other animals. They are good mimics, though not in the wild. They use their beaks and feet to climb and to husk seeds. They will test new surfaces by touching them with their beaks.


Reproduction:

The female lays 2-8 glossy white eggs in the hollow of a tree or on a ledge. After 18-30 days the altricial young hatch. They fledge after 1 month. The pair is monogamous during the breeding season, only the female brooding the eggs, and may raise more than 1 brood during the year. Sexual maturity is reached at 3-4 years.


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Did YOU Know?
There are approximately 50 species of Amazon parrots.

Red-lored Amazon Parrot
Range
Class: aves
Genus: Amazona
Species: autumnalis autumnalis
Height: 8-21 inches
Average Lifespan: 40
Wild Diet: Seeds, fruit, nuts, berries, greens, blossoms, and buds.
Predators: Man, monkeys, snakes, and raptors.
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed


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