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Kawall's Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Kawall's Amazon; White-faced Amazon

Amazona kawalli


35-36 cm.
Very similar to Mealy Parrot, but has a narrow white strip of bare skin bordering base of bill, the periorbital ring is mid-grey. The tail is shorter, the yellowish terminal band reduced and with scarlet and some blue on basal half of outermost tail feathers. Also lacks the red on leading edge of wing and the floury tone of the upperparts of Mealy Parrots.
Sexes similar, immatures undescribed.


Amazon Basin, Brazil.
A recently discovered species, very poorly known. Seems to be an uncommon, cryptic species.


This is a monotypic species.


Found in tropical lowland forest. May be associated with watercourses.


Almost no information on behaviour. Has been seen feeding on the bark of a tree.
No other information about diet, breeding or movements.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)

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