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Yellow-faced Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Rogerio Araújo Dias
Brasilia, Brazil

Alternative name: Yellow-faced Amazon

Alipiopsitta xanthops

Amazona xanthops


27 cm (10½ in)

  • Yellow head and neck
  • Greenish on nape and upper breast
  • Orangey-red lower breast and belly
  • Green thighs and vent
Photo © by Daniesser
Itacambira, MG, Brazil, 9 June 2019


South America: found in interior Brazil (Maranhão), northern Paraguay and occasionally eastern Bolivia (some sources say this is a Brazilian endemic).


This is a monotypic species[1].

Has formerly been included in the genus Amazona


Cerrado (wooded grassland) and caatinga (thorn scrub) habitat.



The diet fruit and seeds. They are particularly fond of mangoes.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. SACC proposal to move this species to genus Alipiopsitta
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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