Blue-fronted Amazon

Amazona aestiva

Blue-fronted Amazons come from the tropical rainforests of northeast Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay, where they like to explore the upper levels of the canopy.

This animal can mimic human speech very well. Their talking ability is ranked third among birds when compared to African Grey Parrots or Yellow-naped Parrots. These birds are not only excellent talkers but are proficient singers as well. In captivity, they often become great singers and love to listen to and mimic music. In addition, they are not shy and will perform for strangers.

Coloring is very variable on the Blue-fronted Amazon parrot: each bird will have unique shading and patterns.

This species is endangered in its natural habitat.

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

Genus Amazona
Subfamily Arinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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