Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot

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Common Name: Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot

Scientific Name: Amazona aestiva

Size: 13 ¾ inches (35cm)

Habitat: South America. Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Found in riparian forest and areas with scattered trees, as well as evergreen forests.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: unknown.

Diet: Fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, blossoms, and leaf buds.

Breeding: Nest in holes in tree trunks or fallen branches. They form communal roosts and nest in an unlined hollow in either a living or dead tree. They lay 2 - 4 oval, glossy eggs. Incubation lasts for approximately 29 days and fledging occurs approximately 2 months later.

Cool Facts: Its name derives from the distinctive blue marking over its beak. Amazons are widely available and their personalities make them highly desirable pets. Their vocal abilities are generally considered to be bested only by the African Grey.

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