Red-spectacled amazon

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Red-spectacled amazon
Amazona pretrei -Brazil-8.jpg
In Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Tribe: Androglossini
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 forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description

In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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

  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.

Cited texts

External links

  • BirdLife Species Factsheet.



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