White-fronted Amazon (Amazona albifrons nana)


Physical description
It has green plumage on the body with the forehead ranging from white to cream in some birds; a blue cap on the top of the head; the rim of the eye and some primaries are red; some primaries can also be blue like the secondary feathers; the tail is yellowish green with the tip possibly red; the skin around the eye is gray; the iris ranges from pale yellow to orange; the legs are gray.
The young have no red on the wings and have some yellowish feathers on the forehead; the iris is black.

24 cm

40 years

Scientific sexing

Easy to reproduce in an aviary; pairs must be isolated for reproduction; it usually starts in May but sometimes earlier if they are bred indoors. They are particularly noisy just before and during breeding;
Nest box: 25 x 25 x 50 centimeters with the entrance hole of 6 centimeters
Reproduction to be considered in large aviaries.

Incubation: 26 days; 3-4 eggs
Youth flight: 7 weeks after birth
Be careful, they are often aggressive with the breeder during the breeding season.

Guatemala and Costa Rica, Southern Mexico.

It can be very noisy. It is a bird with a strong temperament. He’s not a very good speaker, but he can say a few words. Very active, demonstrative and fun. However, it has a reputation for biting quite easily.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II

Mixture of sunflower seeds, safflower, wheat, oats, canary seed and several millets; varieties of fruits and vegetables, especially figs, bananas, peaches and apples; half-ripe corn; dandelion, etc. regular mineral supplements.


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