Parrots (Psittacidae)

Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) - HBW 4, p. 473

French: Amazone à front bleu German: Rotbugamazone Spanish: Amazona Frentiazul
Other common names: Turquoise-fronted Amazon/Parrot, Blue-fronted Parrot; Yellow-winged Amazon (xanthopteryx)

Taxonomy: Psittacus aestivus Linnaeus, 1758, southern Brazil.
Race xanthopteryx has occasionally been considered a separate species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aestiva (Linnaeus, 1758) - E Brazil from Maranhão and Pará S to Rio Grande do Sul.
  • xanthopteryx (Berlepsch, 1896) - Bolivia and SW Brazil S through Paraguay to N Argentina.