The White-fronted Amazon, at about 25 cm (10 in) long, is the smallest of the Amazon parrots. This species is named for the bright white patch of feathers on their foreheads, although the amount of white varies from individual to individual. They have mostly green plumage with some blue colouring on their outspread wings. They have bright red coloring around their eyes (in some individuals almost like spectacles) and blue coloring behind the patch of white on their foreheads. Together with the Red-spectacled Amazon and the Yellow-lored Amazon, it is the only Amazon species in which adult males and females easily can be distinguished by external appearance (sexual dimorphism): Males have bright red feathers on their “shoulders” (alula), while females have green “shoulders”. Juveniles have pale grey irises and less red on their face and the white area is replaced with a smaller yellowish area.
(From Wikipedia.org, August 2 2010)
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Maximum longevity: 25.3 years (captivity) Observations: One specimen lived 25.3 years in captivity (Brouwer et al. 2000).
(From AnAge via The Encyclopedia of Life, August 2 2010)
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