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Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva)



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Description of the sinelobogo amazon

The blue-fronted Amazon is a short-tailed parrot with a body length of about 37 cm and an average weight of up to 500 grams. Both sexes are colored the same. The main body color of the blue-fronted Amazon is green, large feathers have a dark edging. The crown, the area around the eyes and the throat are yellow. There is a blue color on the forehead. Females usually have less yellow on their heads. The shoulder is red-orange. The beak is powerful black-gray. The periorbital ring is gray-white, the eyes are orange. Paws are gray and powerful.

There are 2 subspecies of the blue-fronted Amazon, which differ from each other in color elements and habitat.

The life expectancy of the blue-fronted Amazon with the right content is 50-60 years.

Habitat and life in nature of the blue-fronted Amazon

The blue-fronted Amazon lives in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. A small introduced population lives in Stuttgart (Germany).

The species is often destroyed due to damage to agriculture, caught from nature for sale, in addition, the natural habitat is destroyed, which is why the species is prone to extinction. Since 1981, there have been about 500.000 individuals in international trade. The blue-fronted Amazon lives at an altitude of about 1600 m above sea level in forests (however, it avoids moist forests), wooded areas, savannahs, and palm groves.

Blue-fronted Amazons feed on various seeds, fruits, and flowers.

Often this species can be found near human habitation. They usually live in small flocks, sometimes in pairs.

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Reproduction of blue-fronted Amazons

The nesting season of blue-fronted Amazons falls on October – March. They nest in hollows and tree cavities, sometimes using termite mounds for nesting.

In the laying of the blue-fronted Amazon 3 – 4 eggs. The female incubates for 28 days.

Blue-fronted Amazon chicks leave the nest at the age of 8-9 weeks. For several months, parents feed young individuals.

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