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Alternative name: Red-spectacled Amazon

Photo by Oregonian
Near Santana da Boa Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil October 2010
Amazona pretrei


32 cm

  • Green plumage
  • Red on forehead, face and front edge of the wings
  • Pale bill
  • White eye-ring


South America: found in south-eastern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul); vagrant to Paraguay and Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Photo by triclaria
Urupema, Santa Catarina, Brazil, May 2012

Open savanna woodland, araucaria pine forest and gallery forests, moist montanes and plantations.



They nest in tree hollows.


The diet includes fruit, seeds or flowers.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Wikipedia

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