Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) - Wiki
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[Photo] Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva). Portugu??s: Papagaio (F??mea) em Avar??, Brasil. Date 01 set 2007. Author Jos?? Reynaldo da Fonseca http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pt:user:Reynaldo
The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also called the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of Amazon parrot and one of the most common parrots kept in captivity as a pet or companion parrot. Its name derives from the distinctive blue marking over its beak. The range of the Blue-fronted Amazon extends over Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Their talking ability is ranked third among birds when compared to African Grey Parrots or Yellow-naped Parrots. Males tend to be slightly more aggressive.
The status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern by BirdLife International. However, there is evidence of a population decline, and this species has been heavily traded: since 1981 when it was listed on CITES Appendix II, 413,505 wild-caught individuals have been recorded in international trade (UNEP-WCMC CITES Trade Database, January 2005).
These birds are not only excellent talkers but are proficient singers as well. These birds normally are not shy and will perform for strangers. Although these birds tend to be very interactive, they also tend to play with toys contently for several hours at a time. It is important to give your blue front plenty of toys, perches, and climbing room. As with other birds, under no circumstances are blue front parrots to eat avocado.
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