RED-LORED PARROT


Amazona autumnalis


Description:

Red-lored Parrots are gregarious, meaning that they live in flocks. These birds are often noisy, unless resting or eating. Their call is screechy, loud, and unmelodic. They are highly intelligent parrots and will use their beaks to test new surfaces, climb, and husk seeds. Flying with with shallow stiff wing-strokes makes them easy to identify in flight.


Appearance:

Green plumage. Red lores and forehead. Yellow upper cheeks and ear coverts. Bluish crown. White eye ring. Green tail with yellow-green and blue tips. Yellow-gray bill. Orange eye. Greenish-gray legs. Sexes similar. 13.5 inches in length.


Habitat:

Forest and jungle.


Nesting:

2-5 white eggs. The eggs have a 20-32 day incubation period. Fledging occurs in 30 days. Sexual maturity is reached at 3-4 years. The nest is a tree hollow. The birds are monogamous and mate for life.


Observed Locations:

  • Lindo Lake, Lakeside





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