White-fronted Amazon

Amazona albifrons

The White-fronted Amazon is native to Central America and southern Mexico; and is most often seen in small flocks of up to 20 birds. In the wild they are not shy and people are often able to approach them. Flocks may congregate and people have seen groups that number into the hundreds.

It is relatively small when compared to other Amazons. Unlike other amazon species, males and females can be distinguished by appearance: males have bright red feathers on their shoulders, while females have green shoulders. Like other large parrots, the White-fronted Parrot has a long life span, usually around 50 years.

The above picture of a female White-fronted Amazon 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
Life on Earth