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 22 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
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 4 weeks ago 22 sec 4
feeding on pasto cubana Locality Las Lajitas, Salta Province, Argentina (ssp A. a. xanthopteryx)
Jacob Wijpkema 7 July 2015 13 weeks ago 30 sec 4
PhotosSee all 36 photos
Locality Chaco National Park, Chaco Province, Argentina (ssp xanthopteryx)
Horacio Luna 28 December 2014 40 weeks ago 4.5
A bird on a branch.
Locality Caiman Lodge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Nick Athanas 4 July 2006 6 years ago 4.3
In Chaco scrub.
Locality Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp xanthopteryx)
Richard Greenhalgh 30 July 2015 7 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 23 weeks ago 4
Calling in top of tree
Locality Salta Province, Argentina (ssp xanthopteryx)
Jacob Wijpkema 18 July 2008 36 weeks ago 4
A bird on the branch
Locality Passo do Lontra, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 10 August 2010 3 years 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 43 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 49 weeks ago 0