Red-spectacled amazon

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Red-spectacled amazon
Amazona pretrei -Brazil-8.jpg
In Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Amazona
Species: A. pretrei
Binomial name
Amazona pretrei
(Temminck, 1830)

The red-spectacled amazon (Amazona pretrei) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, dry savanna, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description[edit]

The red-spectacled amazon is 32 cm (13 in) long. It is mostly green with some sparse red spots on head, variable extent of red on forehead, lores and around eyes, white eyerings, red on the bend of the wings with blue tips to secondaries and primaries, yellowish bill.[2] Females have less red on the bend of the wing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Amazona pretrei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Species factsheet: Amazona pretrei". BirdLife International (2008). Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  3. ^ Forshaw (2006). plate 108.

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