Birds of Colombia

    PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae (African & New World Parrots)  
Genus: Amazona (6 species, 33 worldwide)

Genus Amazona, Amazon Parrots, are large stocky mostly green parrots with broad wings and short tails. They travel in noisy flocks.


Orange-winged Amazon
Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica)
Parque Biotematica Megua, Baranoa, Colombia  
   


Red-lored Amazon
Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis salvini)
Colombia
  Green-cheeked race found below Nicaragua.
   

The race from Mexico to Nicaragua has a yellow cheek. A tiny bit thinner, smaller than most Amazon parrots.

Southern Mealy Amazon
Southern Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa) Near Threatened
 
   


Festive Amazon
Festive Amazon (Amazona festiva) Near Threatened
 
   



Scaly-naped Amazon
Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius canipalliata)
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Manakin Nature Tours - Luis UrueƱa   © All Rights Reserved.

Found at high altitudes in the Andes, unlike most genus Amazon parrots that are found only in lowlands.
Front view.

Yellow-crowned Amazon
Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala)
Selva Park Hotel, Cacoal, Brazil  
   

Additional photo.


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