Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot

The Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot (Amazona aestiva) is a colorful bird in the Psittacoidea Family. They are also called Blue Front Amazon, Blue Front Parrot, and Turquoise-Fronted Amazon. They have blue feathers just above the beak, a yellow face and crown, and a black beak. They are capable of learning a large repertoire of words, mimicking human sounds and words. Just as any other parrot, they can be quite loud!

Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot

Origin: -South America
-found in Eastern and Northern Bolivia, Paraguay, Eastern Brazil, and Norther
Argentina
-This species has also been introduced to Germany.

Size: -From head to tail the Blue-Fronted Amazon measures 33 to 38 cm (12.99 to 14.96 in).
-Their wingspan is about 50 cm (20 in).
-Weight ranges 275 to 510 g (9.7 to 18 oz.).

Diet: -Omnivorous
-Blue-Fronted Amazons feed on plants, seeds, fruits and nuts. They will also eat
small insects as a source of protein.

Behavior: -Diurnal
-They are social birds and will stick close to their flock year round.
-These birds are non-migratory birds.

Reproduction: -Blue-Fronted Amazons are monogamous.
-Breeding season is from August to September, in some areas it can last through to
December.
-They are secondary carvers, using non inhabited cavity nest sites in living trees.
-Nesting locations are located in all main flora environments.
-Clutch size can be 1 to 6 eggs. On average they have 2 to 3 eggs.
-The incubation period lasts for 30 days.
-Hatchlings weigh between 12 and 22 grams.
-Hatchlings fledge out at 56 days, and at this time they start to become independent.

Lifespan: -Blue-Fronted Amazons live for 50 or more years. The oldest bird was believed to
have lived 117 years.