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Red-lored Amazon

 (Amazona autumnalis)

Also known as: Red-lored Parrot, Scarlet-lored Amazon (Parrot), Red-fronted Amazon (Parrot), Golden-cheeked Amazon (Parrot), Primrose-cheeked Amazon (Parrot); Salvin's Amazon (A.a. salvini)

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Species Profile

Genus: Amazona | Species: autumnalis

Size:

34cm (13.2 in)

Weight:

314-485g (11-17 oz)

Races including nominate:

two: A.a. autumnalis, A.a. salvini

Colourization Adult:

A.a. autumnalis: Both adults in general green, with black edging to feathers of crown to mantle and breast; red forehead and lores: green crown to nape, becoming mauve/blue towards tips and edged with black; yellow upper cheeks to ear coverts; secondaries 1-5 red at bases, the remainder green; green tail. Bill grey with yellow/horn at base of upper mandible. Eye ring white, eye orange.
A.a. salvini: Both adults as in autumnalis, but upper cheeks to ear coverts yellow/green with yellow diminished or absent; side tail feathers red at bases. Eye ring pale yellow.

Colourization Juvenile:

A.a. autumnalis: Duller than adults; diminished red on forehead and lores; upper cheeks to ear coverts mixed with green and yellow. Eye brown.

Call:

Wide variety of sounds, some high-pitched, trilling; other calls loud, metallic and scolding; rippling and short notes also heard.

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Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3

More Information:

AvianWeb

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
ML Media Collection Catalogue 8417, Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis, Davis, L. Irby, Campeche, Mexico, May 12 1956, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.
Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.

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Species Care

Captive Status:

Common in the US, salvini less so.

Longevity:

Up to 75 yrs.

Housing:

Aviary or suspended cage with a minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:

Fruit such as: apple, pear, orange, banana, cactus fruits, pomegranate, forming about 30 % of the diet; fresh vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green peas, beans, fresh corn, green leaves; spray millet and limited mixed seed, cooked beans and pulses, complete kibble.

Enrichment:

Enjoys bathing so provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls; foot toys, destructible (non-toxic) toys, non-destructible (non-toxic plastic) toys, food-finder toys, preening toys, different texture and size hanging perch toys, fir, pine, willow or elder branches, push-and-pull toys (sliding up and down), vegetable tanned leather toys.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box, 12" x 12" x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm).

Clutch Size:

3

Incubation Time:

26 days

Fledging Age:

8-9 weeks

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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The Red-lored Amazon eats coffee beans!

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Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Faces heavy trapping in the wild bird trade, and habitat loss.

Range:

A.a. autumnalis: Mexico to Honduras including Bay Islands.
A.a salvini: Honduras or Nicaragua to SW Colombia and NW Venezuela.

Habitat:

Lives in a range of habitats, woodland, open areas with trees, mangroves, wooded swamps, gallery forest, cultivated areas with trees, plantations.  Mostly below 800m (2624 ft).

Wild Diet:

Eats figs, oranges, mangoes, palm fruits, coffee beans, seeds.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Nomadic, birds move from rainforest in breeding season to open areas in winter. Found in loose flocks or in pairs, are gregarious when feeding (often found with macaws). Roost in tall trees in gallery forest or mangroves; 800 birds reported at one site.

Clutch and Egg Size:

3 rounded eggs, 37.5 x 30.5mm (1.5 x 1.2 in).

Breeding Season:

Birds in breeding condition April, Oaxaca; February-March, Belize; March, Guatemala; January-February, Colombia; breed February-April Panama; March-May, Belize and January-March, Ecuador.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Cornell Neotropical Unit

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