Especies del género Amazona


The 33 species Amazon of the family parrots (Psittacidae), whose range covers most of South America until Central America and islands of Caribbean.

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.

The majority of the habitats of the Amazon 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.

Many Amazon parrots they have a remarkable ability to imitate human speech and other sounds. In part because of this, They are popular as pets or pets, and a small industry has developed in the breeding of parrots in captivity 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.




The 33 Amazona species

1Orange-winged Parrot

Amazona amazonica location

Description Amazona Alinaranja

Of 33 to 36 cm.. height can weigh between 350 gr y 450 gr.

The Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica) It is distinguishable by having the Centre of the crown and cheeks yellow, separated by the forecrown and sides of the crown pale blue, edge … Read the rest

 

2Blue cheeked Parrot

Amazona dufresniana

Description:

34 to 37 cm.. height and between 480 and 600g. weight.

The Blue cheeked Parrot (Amazona dufresniana) It is easily identifiable by the orange yellow wing patch, much more noticeable in flight.

Head with orangeade narrow stripe on the forehead; Yellow Crown, cheeks, base of the beak, … Read the rest

 

3Red-spectacled Parrot

Red-spectacled Parrot

Description:

32 cm.. length and 295 g. of weight.

The Red-spectacled Parrot (Amazona pretrei) has the forecrown, lores, fore crown and upper cheeks up to the ear-coverts, bright red; back of the crown, nape, the mantle, back and rump, green … Read the rest

 

4Red-tailed Parrot

Red-tailed Parrot

Description:

37 cm.. length and 430 g. of weight.

The Red-tailed Parrot (Amazona brasiliensis) has forecrown, front of crown and lores, red; Subsequent red feathers crown with purple tips; cheeks, ear-coverts, sides neck and throat, mauve-blue; … Read the rest

 

5Red-browed Parrot

Red-browed Parrot

Description:

35-40 cm.. length and 450-650 g. of weight.

The Red-browed Parrot (Amazona rhodocorytha) has the forecrown and front of the crown, bright red; back of the crown, green with brownish purple tips; lores oranges; lower cheeks and … Read the rest

 

6Cuban Parrot

Cuban Parrot

Description:

28-33 cm.. length and 260-301 g. of weight.

The Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala) has a plumage rather variable, a main color ranging from bright green to olive color,, some birds feathers yellow dispersed in wings and in the back.

Front, … Read the rest

 

7Yellow-shouldered Parrot

Yellow-shouldered Parrot

Description:

33 to 36 cm.. height and an average weight of 270 g.

The Yellow-shouldered Parrot (Amazona barbadensis) has a tail short, head yellow, some with forecrown white.

Its body is usually green, with black feathers edge neck, chest and back; yellow … Read the rest

 

8Kawall's Parrot

Kawall's Parrot

Description:

35-36 cm.. length.

The Kawall's Parrot (Amazona kawalli) after not having been recorded in the wild for a few 70 years, It was rediscovered in the early 1980.

Wrongly confused with Southern Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) which differs from the remarkable white band … Read the rest

 

9Hispaniolan Parrot

Hispaniolan Parrot

Description:

28-31 cm.. length and 250 g. of weight.

The Hispaniolan Parrot (Amazona ventralis) has the forecrown and lores white (variable extension); the crown and upper cheeks with blue feathers and black colored ends; ear-coverts and cheeks … Read the rest

 

10St. Vincent Parrot

St. Vincent Parrot

Description:

40 cm.. length and 580 – 700 weight g.

The plumage of the St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii) It is very variable, virtually no two similar birds.

Its forecrown, lores, supercilii area and upper cheeks are blanquecinas; crown yellow; Feathers back neck … Read the rest

 

11St. Lucia Parrot

St. Lucia Parrot

Description:

43 cm.. length and 700-800 g. of weight.

The St. Lucia Parrot (Amazona versicolor) has the lores, cheeks and forecrown, bright blue; crown, ear-coverts and lower cheeks, paler blue with iridescent emerald suffusion from some angles; puntas oscuras aRead the rest

 

12Tres Marias Parrot

Tres Marias Parrot

Description:

38-40 cm.. length and 580-650 g. of weight.

The Tres Marias Parrot (Amazona tresmariae) has head and throat yellow.

The upperparts are green. The underparts They are green but more yellowed than upperparts. Thighs yellow. Primaries and secondaries green, convirtiéndoseRead the rest

 

13Diademed Parrot

Diademed Parrot

Description:

31–35 cm. length and 450-550 g. of weight.

The Diademed Parrot (Amazona Diadema) It is generally green, with black edges to feathers crown, to the mantle and the chest; crown green to nape; verde la parteRead the rest

 

14Festive Parrot

Amazona festiva

Description

38-41 cm.. tall and 370g. weight.

The Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva) has the cheeks and sides neck Green with strong blue diffusion; lores and a close frontal band red; feathers above and behind them eyes blue; Front más bienRead the rest

 

15White-fronted Parrot

White-fronted Parrot

Description:

22 to 26 cm.. length.

The White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons) has the forecrown white; lores, upper cheeks and ring of feathers around eyes, red; the crown pale blue mingles with the green nape; the feathers with dark margins; sides … Read the rest

 

16Blue fronted Parrot

Amazona aestiva

Description

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. The rest of the … Read the rest

 

17Red-lored Amazon

Amazona autumnalis

Description:

35,5 to 38,1 cm.. height and between 314 and 485g. weight.

The Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis) is distinguished by its forecrown red; Green with edge lilac it nape ; crown Lila; stain red in the wing , and tail blue margin.

The bill is grey with the … Read the rest

 

18Red-necked Parrot

Amazona-gorjirroja-(1)

Red-necked Parrot (Amazona arausiaca) | By mikko.pyhala

Description:

40 cm.. length and 650 g. of weight.

The Red-necked Parrot (Amazona arausiaca) has the lores, forecrown, front of crown, orbital area and upper cheeks, bright blue; back of the crown, nape and sides neck, … Read the rest

 

19Lilac-crowned Parrot

Lilac-crowned Parrot

Description:

33 cm. head to tail and weighs on average 310 g..

The Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi) has the forecrown and upper lores, red off; the lower lores, the cheeks and ear-coverts, pale lime green; crown, sides neck and … Read the rest

 

20Northern Mealy Parrot

Northern Mealy Parrot

Description:

38 cm.. length and 705-766 g. of weight.

The Northern Mealy Parrot (Amazona guatemalae) is a large parrot, mainly green, with a large bare periophthalmic white; head green, increasingly off toward the area nape.

The youth similar to adults but eyesRead the rest

 

21Southern Mealy Parrot

Southern Mealy Parrot

Description:

38 to 45 cm.. from head to tail and 535 to 766 weight g.

The Southern Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa) It is the fifth in size among the Amazon parrots of the Americas, and is the Parrot largest in Mexico. The plumage your body is … Read the rest

 

22Imperial Parrot

Imperial Parrot

Description:

The largest gender Amazon, measuring up 45 cm.. length.

The Imperial Parrot (Amazona imperialis) has the lores and forecrown, deep purple; cheeks and ear-coverts, brown; crown purple with dark emerald edges; sides neck … Read the rest

 

23Yellow-billed Parrot

Yellow-billed Parrot

Description:

28 cm.. length and 260 g. of weight.

The Yellow-billed Parrot (Amazona collaria) It has a distinctive narrow band on forecrown white; lores and upper cheeks, with pale blue feathers; crown de color azul con puntas negras que se fusionan enRead the rest

 

24Black-billed Parrot

Black-billed Parrot

Description:

25 cm.. length and 178 g. of weight.

The Black-billed Parrot (Amazona agilis) It is the smallest of the Amazon parrots, and it is one of only two species Amazon endemics Jamaica.

This species, brightly colored, has a plumage, in its most, of … Read the rest

 

25Scaly-naped Amazon

Amazona mercenarius

Description

33 to 38 cm.. tall and 300 g. of weight.

The Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius) It is the only rider in mountain areas.

Green general coloration, with the feathers of the chest with black border, It is distinguished by having the wingtip yellow with orange spots, y las plumas externas deRead the rest

 

26Yellow-naped Parrot

Yellow-naped Parrot

Description:

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 of the crown, usually, pale bluish green, sometimes with narrow frontal band amarilla que se extiende hasta el frenteRead the rest

 

27Puerto Rican Parrot

Amazona vittata

Description:

29 cm.. length and 320 g. of weight.

The Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) has the forecrown and lores, red; rest of the head and nape, feathery green grass bordered with black color, giving a strong intricate scaly appearance.

Feathers of the the mantle … Read the rest

 

28Yellow-crowned Parrot

Yellow-crowned Parrot

Description

35 to 41 cm.. height and between 380 and 500 g. of weight.

The Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala) has the forecrown and front area crown, bright yellow; lores, cheeks and supercilii area, green in most birds, pero a vecesRead the rest

 

29Red-crowned Parrot

Red-crowned Parrot

Description:

30.5-33 cm.. length and 294 g. of weight.

The Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis) has the lores, forecrown and crown, bright red, with side margins on the back of the neck and top of the neck, showing blue feathers with black ends; ear-coverts color … Read the rest

 

30Tucuman Parrot

Tucuman Parrot

Description:

31 cm.. length.

The Tucuman Parrot (Amazona tucumana) It is mostly green, with black borders on the feathers, giving the whole a scalloped appearance.

Relatively large and stocky have the forecrown red and eye rings white. Has also patch red … Read the rest

 

31Vinaceous Parrot

Vinaceous Parrot

Description:

30 cm.. length and an approximate weight of 370 g..

The Vinaceous Parrot (Amazona vinacea) has the lores and forecrown bright red; cheeks and crown green with black tips to some feathers head; elongated feathers on the sides of neck, the nape and … Read the rest

 

32Yellow-lored Parrot

Yellow-lored Parrot

Description:

25-28 cm.. length and 200-232 g. of weight.

The Yellow-lored Parrot (Amazona xantholora) has the lores and a close frontal band, bright yellow; most of the forecrown and crown, are white; the back of the crown is color … Read the rest

 

33Yellow-headed Parrot

Yellow-headed Parrot

Description:

35-38 cm. in length weighing up 500 g..

The Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix) has head and nape bright yellow; sides neck sometimes with scattered green feathers.

Upperparts de color verde hierba con extremos de color verde más oscuro enRead the rest

 
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