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Red-lored Parrot

Amazona autumnalis

13” (33 cm). Mostly green with red forehead, blue crown and in some subspecies yellow cheeks. Males and females appear the same. Juveniles are similar but noticeably green on the head. Dark edging on the feathers of the crown and breast create a slightly scalloped effect. Gray bill graduating to horn yellow at the base of the upper mandible. White eye ring around a yellow to orange eye.
Family Parrots and allies
Habitat Wide range of habitats including tropical rain forest, woodlands wet woodlands, cultivated areas with trees, plantations. Mostly below 2500 ft.
13” (33 cm). Mostly green with red forehead, blue crown and in some subspecies yellow cheeks. Males and females appear the same. Juveniles are similar but noticeably green on the head. Dark edging on the feathers of the crown and breast create a slightly scalloped effect. Gray bill graduating to horn yellow at the base of the upper mandible. White eye ring around a yellow to orange eye.
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Nesting

3-4 white eggs laid in a tree cavity. 26 day incubation and chicks fledge in about 60 days after hatching.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Produces a wide variety of sounds, from high-pitched trilling, to loud, metallic scolding.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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