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White-fronted Amazon  

Also Known As: White-fronted Parrot, Spectacled Amazon or Parrot, White-browed Amazon or Parrot

White-fronted Amazon foraging on local fruiting tree

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Did You Know?
The White-fronted Amazon is the smallest of all the amazon parrots.

Species Profile


Size: Adult Weight:
26cm (10 in) 188-242g (6.5-8.5 oz)

Races including nominate:
three: A.a. albifrons, A.a. saltuensis, A.a. nana

Colourization Adult:
A.a. albifrons: male-body green, the feathers edged dusty black; red lores and red area around eyes; white forehead and forecrown; carpal edge and primary coverts red; tail green with red at base. Bill yellow. Eye ring pale grey, eye yellow. Female-carpal edge and primary coverts green. A.a. saltuensis: both adults body green washed with blue; blue of crown reaching to nape. A.a. nana: both adults as in albifrons but smaller in size.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adult female but red of lores not extending to area around eyes; white forehead and forecrown tinted with yellow. Eye pale grey.

Call: Calls loud and varied. Include squealing, barking, loud harsh notes, loud harsh trilling and short sharp calls.

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Content Sources:

Central Pets

Animal World


BirdLife International

Internet Bird Collection

ML Media Collection Catalogue 163930, White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons, Ross, David L., Jr., Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Mar. 25 1996, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.