Yellow-faced Amazon (Amazona xanthops)

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Physical description

It has light green plumage with more marked yellowish waves on the breast than on the wings. His face is yellow from forehead to eyes. Its black iris is surrounded by orange-yellow. The bill is meaty with a dark patch on the upper mandible. The legs are rather pale with dark gray nails.

Cut

27 cm

Lifetime

40 years

Sexing

Scientific sexing

Reproduction

Nest box

Reproduction difficult to consider only in large aviaries.

Increasingly rare species

Incubation: 25 days

Origin

Central part of Brazil

Behaviour

Raised in captivity, it is a sociable parrot, easy to domesticate but which becomes very aggressive if mated.

Washington Treaty

Appendix I

Food

Mixture of sunflower seeds, safflower, wheat, oats, canary seed and several millets; varieties of fruits and vegetables, especially fig, banana, peach and apple; half-ripe corn; dandelion etc. regular mineral supplements.

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