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Blue-fronted Parrot

Scientific Name: Amazona aestiva

Species Authority: (Linne, 1758)

Common Names :
Blue-fronted Amazon
Blue-fronted Parrot

Native to:   Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay

In California:  The Blue-fronted Parrot is found in very small numbers, however, they are breeding. They are only seen among the larger flocks of Amazons on occasion and prefer to stay in small groups. Remaining high in the trees, a glimpse of one of these brightly yellowed beauties is a real treat and not an often occurance.

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NOTE: Among the amazona flocks, hybrids of all species can be found. Some of our photographs may contain hybrids -- these birds are included in the species gallery they most closely resemble. Those who evenly resemble two or more species or cannot be specifically identified will be found in the "Others" Gallery.

Did you know?

While training their offspring, adult Blue-fronted Parrots will take their young directly into the throes of danger teaching them to fly up and not let a hawk get above them. They will also teach them, when coming face to face with a hawk, not to fly at all and stand their ground.




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