Amazon Parrots »  Yellow-faced


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Native to:
Brazil, Bolivia

15 - 20 Yrs.

The semi-nomadic Yellow-faced Parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops, previously Amazona xanthops / Salvatoria xanthops) is found in eastern and central Brazil and occasionally in the adjacent Bolivia.  Theior preferred habitat includes semi-arid scrubland habitats with low trees (cerrado).  Their numbers are declining and they have already disappeared in large areas of its former range.

This species is sometimes referred to as Yellow-faced Amazon, but recent research indicates that this species is much closer related to the Short-tailed Parrot (Graydidascalus brachyurus) and to the members of the genus Pionus.  Their personality is supposed to be comparable to the Pionus parrot as well.
 Males may display territorial behavior during breeding season. 

DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.