Characteristics of the genus Amazona
Medium to large, stocky appearance, predominantly green, with accent colors that depend on the species and can be quite alive, tail short, slightly rounded, wings broad and rounded; the dark edge of their feathers produces the aspect barred in most species; Little or nothing sexual dimorphism; the youth duller colors than those of adults.
With feed mainly seed, nuts and fruit, supplemented by leafy matter.
Most of the habitats of the Amazona They are arboreal. They are seen in pairs and in small and large flocks; They form large communal meetings at night cabins; noisy and very visible; they have a flight distinctive fast with rapid and shallow wing beats below the level of the body; It is the most widespread and familiar of the Neotropical parrots.
The Amazona in captivity
Many amazon parrots they have a remarkable ability to imitate human speech and other sounds. In part because of this, are popular as pets or companion animals, and a small industry has developed in captive parrot breeding for this market. This popularity has led many parrots of this kind to be caught in their natural environment, thereby causing the decline of their populations, and even the danger of extinction for some species. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has done illegal capture of parrots wild for the pet trade in an attempt to help protect wild populations.
Species of the genus Amazona
The 33 species Amazona of the family parrots (Psittacidae), whose range covers most of South America until Central America and islands of Caribbean.
The vast majority of these beautiful birds are not suitable for captivity.. History and characteristics of the species.
25 cm.. length and 178 g. of weight.
The Black-billed Parrot (Amazona agilis) It is the smallest of the Amazon parrots,
34 to 37 cm.. height and between 480 and 600g. weight.
The Blue cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana) is easily identifiable by the patch
33-39 cm.. height and weight around the 450 and 550 g..
The Blue fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) is distinguished by the head
28-33 cm.. length and 260-301 g. of weight.
The Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala) has a plumage rather variable, a main color
31–35 cm. length and 450-550 g. of weight.
The Diademed Parrot (Amazona Diadema) It is generally color
38-41 cm.. tall and 370g. weight.
The Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva) has the cheeks and sides neck green
28-31 cm.. length and 250 g. of weight.
The Hispaniolan Parrot (Amazona ventralis) has the forecrown and the lords of
The largest gender Amazona, measuring up 45 cm.. length.
The Imperial Parrot (Amazona imperialis) has the lores and forecrown,
35-36 cm.. length.
The Kawall's Parrot (Amazona kawalli) after not having been recorded in the wild for a few 70 years,
33 cm. head to tail and weighs on average 310 g..
The Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi) has the forecrown and Lords
38 cm.. length and 705-766 g. of weight.
The Northern Mealy Parrot (Amazona guatemalae) is a large parrot, mainly green, with a large
Of 33 to 36 cm.. height can weigh between 350 gr y 450 gr.
The Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)
29 cm.. length and 320 g. of weight.
The Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) has the forecrown and lores, red;
35-40 cm.. length and 450-650 g. of weight.
The Red-browed Parrot (Amazona rhodocorytha) has the forecrown and front of the crown, of
30.5-33 cm.. length and 294 g. of weight.
The Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis) has the lores, forecrown and crown, bright red,
35,5 to 38,1 cm.. height and between 314 and 485g. weight.
The Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis) is distinguished by its red front;
40 cm.. length and 650 g. of weight.
The Red-necked Parrot (Amazona arausiaca) has the lores,
Unknown until years 80, when a few came to Europe
32 cm.. length and 295 g. of weight.
The Red-spectacled Parrot (Amazona
37 cm.. length and 430 g. of weight.
The Red-tailed Parrot (Amazona brasiliensis) has forecrown, front of crown and lores, color
33 to 38 cm.. tall and 300 g. of weight.
The Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius) it is the only amazon in mountainous areas.
38 to 45 cm.. from head to tail and 535 to 766 weight g.
The Southern Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) It
43 cm.. length and 700-800 g. of weight.
The Saint Lucia amazon (Amazona versicolor) has the lores, cheeks and forecrown, of
40 cm.. length and 580 – 700 weight g.
The plumage of the St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii) is very
38-40 cm.. length and 580-650 g. of weight.
The Tres Marias Parrot (Amazona tresmariae) has head and throat yellow.
31 cm.. length.
The Tucuman Parrot (Amazona tucumana) It is mostly green, with black borders on the
30 cm.. length and an approximate weight of 370 g..
The Vinaceous Parrot (Amazona vinacea) has the lores and forecrown color
22 to 26 cm.. length.
The White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons) has the forecrown white; lores, upper cheeks and feather ring around
28 cm.. length and 260 g. of weight.
The Yellow-billed Parrot (Amazona collaria) It has a distinctive narrow band on forecrown
35 to 41 cm.. height and between 380 and 500 g. of weight.
The Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala) has the forecrown and area
35-38 cm. in length weighing up 500 g..
The Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix) has head and nape color
25-28 cm.. length and 200-232 g. of weight.
The Yellow-lored Parrot (Amazona xantholora) has the lores and a close frontal band, of
35,5-38 cm.. length and 480 g. of weight.
The Yellow-naped Parrot (Amazona auropalliata) It has a large size; their forecrown and front
33 to 36 cm.. height and an average weight of 270 g.
The Yellow-shouldered Parrot (Amazona barbadensis) It has a tail