Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) - HBW 4, p. 473
French: Amazone à front bleu
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 23 videos
A bird resting on a branch Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp xanthopteryx)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 7 years ago 26 sec 4.6
A frontal and a dorsal view of a bird perched Locality Santa Cruz Zoo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp xanthopteryx)
Josep del Hoyo 11 September 2005 9 years ago 28 sec 4.4
A bird perched among leaves Locality Pantanal, Brazil (ssp xanthopteryx)
Max Roth 15 May 2002 9 years ago 18 sec 4.3
Two birds flying, first at normal speed and then at slow motion (33 %). Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp aestiva)
Josep del Hoyo 11 July 2007 7 years ago 32 sec 4.2
feeding. there are many couples living in this park. This species breeding in green areas of Sao Paulo city. Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 12 November 2015 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 21 sec 4
bird perched in a tree (outwith normal range!) Locality Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp aestiva)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 11 October 2009 11 weeks ago 22 sec 4
PhotosSee all 39 photos
A perched bird
Locality Pantanal, Brazil
Paul van Giersbergen 5 August 2008 5 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Chaco National Park, Chaco Province, Argentina (ssp xanthopteryx)
Horacio Luna 28 December 2014 47 weeks ago 4.5
A bird on a branch.
Locality Caiman Lodge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Nick Athanas 4 July 2006 7 years ago 4.3
Perched on a tree
Locality Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 12 October 2015 5 weeks ago 4
In Chaco scrub.
Locality Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp xanthopteryx)
Richard Greenhalgh 30 July 2015 14 weeks ago 4
bird in the remaining forest in urban area. (four individuals, perhaps a couples, and singing, and call).
Locality Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina
Antonio Silveira 27 April 2015 30 weeks ago 4
SoundsSee all 10 recordings
Calls in flight Locality Pixaim River, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Peter Boesman 31 July 2005 1 year ago 4
Three birds singing.Morning. Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 30 November 2012 2 years ago 4
Calls of a flock (4-5 birds). Locality Serra da Capivara National Park, Piauí State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 24 July 2005 6 years ago 4
A pair in fligth Locality Villa Guillermina, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 27 December 2011 3 years ago 3.5
call Locality Pantanal, Brazil
Niels Poul Dreyer 5 November 1996 50 weeks ago 0
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two birds (perhaps a couple) singing on the tree. Locality Burle Marx Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 25 October 2014 1 year ago 0