• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Turquoise-fronted Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Turquoise-fronted Amazon, Blue-fronted Parrot

Photo © by Stanley Jones
Bosques de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2019
Amazona aestiva


37 cm (14½ in)

  • Green with darker green edges
  • Bright blue forehead
  • Blue and white crown
  • Bright yellow markings on the crown, cheeks and ears
  • Wings red or red and yellow shoulder patches
  • Iris:
  • Male: Orange-yellow
  • Female: Orange-red


South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. aestiva:
  • Eastern Brazil (Maranhão and Pará to Rio Grande do Sul)
  • A. a. xanthopteryx:


Forest, woodlands, savanna and palm groves.



The diet consists of seeds and fruit from a variety of plants.


They nest in tree cavities. The clutch consists of 3-5 white oval eggs which are incubated by the female for about 27 days. The young fledge about 60 days later.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. bluefrontparrot.com

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.1