White-fronted

White-fronted amazon
Amazona albifrons

Taxonomy

  • Scientific name:

    Amazona albifrons

  • Family:

    Psittacidae

  • Genus:

    Amazona

  • Species:

    Albifrons

  • Common names:

    White-fronted amazon

Biology

  • Morphology:

    From 25.5 a 28cm overall length the plumage is generally green. The Ring around the eyes and the periofthalmic region are red. The forehead and frontal part of the head are white often with yellow and bluish tones.

  • Reproduction:

    They nest in cavities of both live and dead trees. The pairs appear not to reproduce every year and it is estimated that , like other parrots of the genus Amazona, only 30 – 45% of the pairs nest in a given year and set between 3 – 5 eggs.Build nests in cavities situated in tree knots or in hollow palm trunks. They lay 3 to 6 eggs and incubation takes about 26 days.

  • Diet:

    They consume fruits, sedes, nuts, grains, flower buds, and sprouting leaves.

Ecology

  • Range:

    This species occurs from South Mexico to western Costa Rica. It is a common species in a sub humid areas and a frequent visitor to Macaw Mountain and Copan Ruins.

  • Habitat:

    Pine forests, tropical and sub-tropical deciduous forests, venturing into open areas

Threats

  • Locally in Honduras there is a lot of “Pet Trade” pressure on this species though populations appear strong.

    Risk Category: IUCN Red List with a low level of concern