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Blue fronted Parrot
Amazona aestiva

Blue fronted Parrot



33-39 cm.. height and weight around the 450 and 550 g..

The Blue fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) is distinguished by yellow head, with blue-green forehead and cheek, Dark nostrils, Red shoulders outlined with yellow, wing with red patch and dark blue ends. Rest of the usually green body, more clear towards the belly and tail.

  • The subspecies Amazona aestiva xanthopteryx of Bolivia, has more extensive yellow face and the shoulder is mostly yellow with a small red patch.

  • The subspecies A. to. xanthopteryx (Yellow wing Amazon): Cobertoras alares de la zona de los hombros casi únicamente amarillas y, in general, creating a stain of greater extension. – From the southwest of Mato Grosso, Brazil, North and East of Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina


In young coloration is generally more off. The blue and yellow practically do not exist and the iris is dark


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Habita en selvas húmedas, Savanna, gallery forest, areas planted with trees and forest with palms, up to 1600m.

Común en parejas o bandadas, they have many individuals community roosts.
In this species the sex of the specimens is not distinguished at a glance.


It nests in holes in large trees.

Breeds between October and March.

The implementation is usually of 3 eggs, and incubation lasts approximately 25 days. Chicks leave the nest to the 60 days.


Its food consists of fruit, berries, nuts, leaves and seeds.


Amazon Frentiazul location

Interior of South America, from the North-East of Brazil, East of Bolivia, Paraguay, to the North of Argentina.


No considerada bajo ninguna categoría de amenaza a nivel global.

State of conservation ⓘ

Status Minor Concern ⓘ (UICN)ⓘ

Protected by the Convention CITES, consisting in annex II (species that may be threatened by a trade out of control).
It is a fairly widespread species in their area of distribution and is considered to have a stable population. However, el número está decreciendo rápidamente en algunas zonas debido a su captura para el comercio (both legal and illegal), and to other problems such as the destruction of their habitat and human pressure. Another problem affecting the species is that the average age of populations that exist in freedom is not known.

Blue fronted Parrot in captivity:

He is very smart, curious and loving. They are very sociable and gets along very well with children.

It is one of the best imitators that exist within the group psittacine after grays.
With its strong beak, as any Parrot, She likes chewing everything that gets you ahead. Therefore, newcomer to our home, It is necessary to pay close attention.

It has a social behaviour so it is important to look for a partner. Necesario un aviario grande y la posibilidad de salir todos los días.
If it feels threatened, It opens its wings between loud cries and wild-eyed.
Water love it. Released, When it rains, enjoy, in the rain, with open wings. The ideal humidity for a Blue fronted Parrot is of the 60-70%, which is impossible in an apartment during the winters in the heat of radiators. It is therefore necessary the use of humidifiers.

The staple food is made up of different types of nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, corn, wheat, etc. Important for a healthy diet are fruits and vegetables. Estas deben ofrecerse todos los días frescas.
Justo antes de la temporada de cría, nuestras aves deben estar provistas de alimentos ricos en calcio y proteínas, for example egg cooked.
Los suplementos multivitamínicos completan la nutrición adecuada.

The female lays two to five eggs that incubate for an approximate period of 25 to 28 days.

Alternative names:

Blue fronted Parrot, Blue-fronted Amazon, Blue-fronted Parrot, Turquoise-fronted Amazon, Turquoise-fronted Parrot (English).
Amazone à front bleu (French).
Blaustirnamazone, Rotbugamazone (German).
Papagaio-verdadeiro, papagaio-colareiro, papagaio-comum, papagaio-curau (Portuguese).
Amazona Frentiazul, Amazona Sudamericana, Loro hablador, Lora frente azul (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Amazona
Scientific name: Amazona aestiva
Citation: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Protonimo: Psittacus aestivus

Species of the genus Amazona

  • Amazona festiva
  • —- Amazona festiva bodini
  • —- Amazona festiva festiva
  • Amazona vinacea
  • Amazona tucumana
  • Amazona pretrei
  • Amazona agilis
  • Amazona albifrons
  • —- Amazona albifrons albifrons
  • —- Amazona albifrons nana
  • —- Amazona albifrons saltuensis
  • Amazona collaria
  • Amazona leucocephala
  • —- Amazona leucocephala bahamensis
  • —- Amazona leucocephala caymanensis
  • —- Amazona leucocephala hesterna
  • —- Amazona leucocephala leucocephala
  • Amazona ventralis
  • Amazona vittata
  • —- Amazona vittata gracilipes †
  • —- Amazona vittata vittata
  • Amazona finschi
  • Amazona autumnalis
  • —- Amazona autumnalis autumnalis
  • —- Amazona autumnalis lilacina
  • —- Amazona autumnalis salvini
  • Amazona diadema
  • Amazona viridigenalis
  • Amazona xantholora
  • Amazona dufresniana
  • Amazona rhodocorytha
  • Amazona arausiaca
  • Amazona versicolor
  • Amazona oratrix
  • —- Amazona oratrix belizensis
  • —- Amazona oratrix hondurensis
  • —- Amazona oratrix oratrix
  • Amazona tresmariae
  • Amazona auropalliata
  • —- Amazona auropalliata auropalliata
  • —- Amazona auropalliata caribaea
  • —- Amazona auropalliata parvipes
  • Amazona ochrocephala
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala nattereri
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala panamensis
  • —- Amazona ochrocephala xantholaema
  • Amazona barbadensis
  • Amazona aestiva
  • —- Amazona aestiva aestiva
  • —- Amazona aestiva xanthopteryx
  • Amazona mercenarius
  • —- Amazona mercenarius canipalliata
  • —- Amazona mercenarius mercenarius
  • Amazona guatemalae
  • —- Amazona guatemalae guatemalae
  • —- Amazona guatemalae virenticeps
  • Amazona farinosa
  • Amazona kawalli
  • Amazona imperialis
  • Amazona brasiliensis
  • Amazona amazonica
  • Amazona guildingii

  • Sources:
    – Parrot Book, Parrots and macaws Neotropical
    – Photo: birdnest
    – Sounds: Diego Caiafa

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